Examples of nullify in a Sentence
The law has been nullified by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The penalty nullified the goal.
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All the hullabaloo generated by Napoli's epic victory in Turin last weekend was nullified by this weekend’s results, which heavily favored the incumbent.
That court order will essentially be nullified if ballast regulation is turned over to the Coast Guard.
Some are mounting a petition drive for a November ballot initiative to nullify the 12 cents-per-gallon tax and car registration fee increases in Senate Bill 1.
That deadline was effectively nullified by recent court actions.
Salah gave Laporte a headache in both of the quarter-final legs and Kolarov will have to be at his very best to nullify the 25-year-old.
The county is seeking to nullify that decision in Fairfax County Circuit Court, with a trial expected by summer.
The spring-like impression left by the flowers belied what turned out to be a heavy grease-like coating in the mouth that nullified the contribution of the other ingredients.
There is the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to nullify rules by a federal agency.
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A legislature may nullify a ban, a law, or a tax by simply passing a new law. Election results can be nullified if a court finds the voting process was improper, and a court ruling can be nullified by a higher court. Even the Supreme Court itself may have its decisions nullified by new laws passed by the Congress—though not if a decision is based on the Constitution. In the years leading up to the American Civil War, Southern states claimed the right to nullify any federal law (such as antislavery laws) that they believed to be unconstitutional, leading to the Nullification Crisis of 1832. Annul is a close synonym of nullify (with the same root), as are abrogate and invalidate.
do away with, set aside;
Synonym Discussion of nullify
- a penalty nullified the touchdown
- the arguments negate each other
- the treaty annuls all previous agreements
- a law to abrogate trading privileges
- the court invalidated the statute
NULLIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nullify for English Language Learners
: to make (something) legally null
: to cause (something) to lose its value or to have no effect
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