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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of nullifying.
  • n. The state of being nullified.
  • n. Refusal or failure of a U.S. state to recognize or enforce a federal law within its boundaries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.
  • n. removal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect; specifically, in U. S. hist., the action of a State intended to abrogate within its limits the operation of a federal law, under the assumption of absolute State sovereignty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
  • n. the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

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