from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An act of annulling.
- n. The invalidation of a marriage, as for nonconsummation, effected by means of a declaration stating that the marriage was never valid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act or instance of annulling.
- n. A state of having been annulled.
- n. An invalidation of something, especially a legal contract
- n. A legal (notably judicial) declaration that a marriage is invalid; the procedure leading to it.
- n. Total destruction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of annulling; abolition; invalidation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of annulling; specifically, the act of making void retrospectively as well as prospectively: as, the annulment of a marriage (as distinguished from the granting of a divorce).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being cancelled or annulled
- n. (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
- n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to annul (from Middle English annullen, from Middle French annuller, from Latin annullare, from ad 'to' nullus 'not any, nothing' + verbal ending -are)+ -ment 'means to' (from Latin -mentum) (Wiktionary)