Examples of nullify in a Sentence
The law has been nullified by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The penalty nullified the goal.
Recent Examples of nullify from the Web
The order nullifies an ordinance the commissioners first passed Feb. 12 and then updated and replaced April 3.
Now, without waiting to outline, let alone complete, his legal rewrite, this new move will unilaterally nullify current standards, Bennett said.
But a judge nullified the sale earlier this year and ruled that the archdiocese had the right to sell the property, not the nuns, Variety reported.
Rather, Shea said the combined effect of the indemnification of Marinelli and the claw back of the judgment had the effect of nullifying civil rights law.
According to the result published by a MIT team in the journal Science, bots routinely spread as many true as false pieces of news, nullifying their net effect.
The solicitor-general has filed a petition at the Supreme Court in recent weeks to nullify her original appointment as the country’s top judge.
Flake is also planning to introduce legislation to nullify Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, set to take effect later this month.
That double taxation more than nullifies the advantage of the lower income tax rate.
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Did You Know?
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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