An·nul v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annulled p. pr. & vb. n. Annulling.]
1. To reduce to nothing; to obliterate.
Light, the prime work of God, to me's extinct.
And all her various objects of delight
2. To make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees, edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by component authority.
Do they mean to annul laws of inestimable value to our liberties? --Burke.
Syn: -- To abolish; abrogate; repeal; cancel; reverse; rescind; revoke; nullify; destroy. See Abolish.
v 1: declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
[syn: invalidate, quash, void, avoid, nullify]
2: annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on
smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
[syn: revoke, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal,
overturn, rescind, vacate]
[also: annulling, annulled]