Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being null.
  • noun Something that is null, especially an act having no legal validity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The state or quality of being null or void; want of force or efficacy; insignificance; nothingness.
  • That which is null, void, invalid, or of no force or efficacy; a nonentity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of efficacy or force.
  • noun (Law) Nonexistence.
  • noun That which is null.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being null, or void, or invalid.
  • noun law A void act; a defective proceeding or one expressly declared by statute to be a nullity.
  • noun mathematics A corank.

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

  • noun something that is null (especially an enactment that has no legal validity)
  • noun the state of nonexistence

Etymologies

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From null and -ity

Examples

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Anatomy of Mortgage Fraud, Part II: The Mother of All Frauds

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Anatomy of Mortgage Fraud, Part II: The Mother of All Frauds

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Anatomy of Mortgage Fraud, Part II: The Mother of All Frauds

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Anatomy of Mortgage Fraud, Part II: The Mother of All Frauds

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Anatomy of Mortgage Fraud, Part II: The Mother of All Frauds

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Anatomy of Mortgage Fraud, Part II: The Mother of All Frauds

  • 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 Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    L. Randall Wray: Nightmare on Wall Street

  • 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.

    Zenobia or, the Fall of Palmyra

  • a "nullity" -- on his left, another member nearly as old, but with a glimmer of intelligence.

    Pickwickian Studies

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