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Definition of Nullification

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act of nullifying; annulment; invalidation
Nullification Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.
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\nul`li*fi*ca"tion\ (?), n. [l. nullificatio contempt. see nullify.] the act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.

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 right of nullification 
WordNet 2.0

1. the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
(hypernym) states' rights
(derivation) invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify
2. the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
(synonym) override
(hypernym) change of state
(hyponym) cancellation
(derivation) invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify
Nullification Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Nullification may refer to:
  • Nullification (U.S. Constitution), the legal principle that any federal enactment which is not "made in Pursuance" of the Constitution under Article VI, Clause 2 is ipso facto null and void.
  • Nullification Crisis, the 1832 confrontation between the U.S. government and South Carolina over the latter's attempt to nullify a federal law
    • Ordinance of Nullification
  • Jury nullification, a legal term that refers to a jury's ability to deliver a verdict knowingly in contradiction to written law
  • Nullification, a form of body modification involving the voluntary removal of body parts

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