nullifier

noun
nul·​li·​fi·​er | \ ˈnə-lə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce nullifier (audio) \

Definition of nullifier

: one that nullifies specifically : one maintaining the right of nullification against the U.S. government

Examples of nullifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At tribal council, Kowalski used the idol nullifier to negate Carbin’s idol, and she was voted out unanimously, finishing 5th. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Island of the Idols," 18 Dec. 2019 Other experts and pundits defended Jackson, citing his extensive experience as a military leader, his democratic bona fides, and his principled stance against banks and South Carolina nullifiers. David Waldstreicher, The Atlantic, "The Revival of John Quincy Adams," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of nullifier

1830, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Nullifier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nullifier. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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