American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being null.
- n. Something that is null, especially an act having no legal validity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The state or quality of being null or void; want of force or efficacy; insignificance; nothingness. In law, nullity exists when the instrument or act has a material but not a legal existence. (Goudsmit.) In civil law, a distinction is made between absolute and relative nullity. In the former, the act has no effect whatever, and anybody affected by the act might invoke the nullity of it. Such an act is said to be void. In the latter, the nullity could be invoked only by the particular persons in whose favor it is established, as where a contract is made by an infant. Such an act is said to be voidable. It is not null until so declared.
- That which is null, void, invalid, or of no force or efficacy; a nonentity.
- n. The state of being null, or void, or invalid.
- n. law A void act; a defective proceeding or one expressly declared by statute to be a nullity.
- n. mathematics A corank.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of efficacy or force.
- n. (Law) Nonexistence.
- n. That which is null.
- n. something that is null (especially an enactment that has no legal validity)
- n. the state of nonexistence
- From null and -ity (Wiktionary)
“However, to avoid the county recording fees, MERS claimed to hold the mortgages and notes technically, the mortgage and the note are separate, and it is the note that is required to foreclose -- without the note, the mortgage has been ruled by courts to be a "nullity" -- see Floyd Norris so that they could be traded without paying the fees and filing the paperwork.”
“However, to avoid the county recording fees, MERS claimed to hold the mortgages and notes technically, the mortgage and the note are separate, and it is the note that is required to foreclose -- without the note, the mortgage has been ruled by courts to be a "nullity" -”
“The US Supreme Court has ruled that a "mortgage" without the "note" is a "nullity" -- it does not convey the legal standing required to foreclose.”
“It is mere fancy, it is a nullity, unless it be true, as I think it is, that it has been the source of great mischiefs to the world, in which case it cannot be termed a nullity, but something positively pernicious.”
“a "nullity" -- on his left, another member nearly as old, but with a glimmer of intelligence.”
“Fear phrases aside, the conf was a "nullity" because the $Mns of lobbying dollars spent in DC delayed an ACES vote, so the US had nothing to bring to the table.”
“William Kitchen later declared those charges a "nullity", which meant that they never existed in law. reported that the Canadian government refused to allow British MP George Galloway into Canada.”
“In a letter to Mbeki on 19 November, Biti said the SADC decision to force the MDC to share the home affairs ministry with Mugabe's ZANU-PF was a "nullity", and warned that the Zimbabwe situation, "if left unresolved, will explode or implode, and indeed such an explosion or implosion will have a contagious multiplier effect in the region.”
“For example, the Supreme Court has recognized that the right to forward views might become a practical nullity if government prohibited persons from banding together to make their voices heard.”
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