nullity

  • 1 nullity — nul·li·ty / nə lə tē/ n pl ties 1: the quality or state of being null 2: an act, proceeding, or contract void of legal effect compare impediment absolute nullity in the civil law of Louisiana: a contract or act considered void by virtue of a… …

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  • 2 Nullity — may refer to: Nullity (conflict), a legal declaration that no marriage had ever come into being Nullity, the dimension of the null space of a mathematical operator or matrix Nullity (graph theory), the nullity of the oriented incidence matrix of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 nullity — nul‧li‧ty [ˈnʌlti] noun [countable usually singular] nullities PLURALFORM LAW a document, statement, contract etc that has no legal force and is therefore considered not to have existed: • The appellant s case was supported, and the decision by… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Nullity — Nul li*ty (n[u^]l l[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Nullities}. [LL. nullitias, fr. L. nullus none: cf. F. nullit[ e] . See {Null}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of efficacy or force. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law)… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 nullity — (n.) 1560s, from Fr. nullité (14c.) or directly from M.L. nullitalis, from L. nullus not any (see NULL (Cf. null)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 nullity — ► NOUN (pl. nullities) 1) the state of being null. 2) a thing that is null …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 nullity — [nul′ə tē] n. [Fr nullité < ML nullitas] 1. the state or fact of being null 2. pl. nullities anything that is null, as an act that has no legal force …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 nullity — Nothing; no proceeding; an act or proceeding in a cause which the opposite party may treat as though it had not taken place, or which has absolutely no legal force or effect @ nullity of marriage The entire invalidity of a supposed, pretended, or …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9 nullity — noun a) the state of being null, or void, or invalid (e.g. nullity of marriage) b) A void act; a defective proceeding or one expressly declared by statute to be a nullity …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 nullity — nul|li|ty [ˈnʌlıti] n [U] law the fact that a marriage or contract no longer has any legal force ▪ a decree of nullity …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 nullity — noun (U) law the fact that a marriage or contract no longer has any legal force: a decree of nullity …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 nullity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1570 1. a. the quality or state of being null; especially legal invalidity b. (1) nothingness; also insignificance (2) a mere nothing ; nonentity …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 nullity — /nul i tee/, n., pl. nullities for 2 4. 1. the state or quality of being null; nothingness; invalidity. 2. something null. 3. something of no legal force or validity. 4. a person of negligible importance. [1560 70; < ML nullitas. See NULL, ITY] * …

    Universalium

  • 14 nullity — Synonyms and related words: a little thing, absence, aimlessness, cipher, dead letter, deprivation, dud, dummy, emptiness, empty sound, futility, hardly anything, hollow man, inanity, inessential, insignificance, insignificancy, jackstraw, lay… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 nullity — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nothingness, nonexistence …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 nullity — nul|li|ty [ nʌləti ] noun count or uncount LEGAL the condition of having no legal effect …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 nullity — nul·li·ty || nÊŒlÉ™tɪ n. stat of being null; invalidity; nothingness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 nullity — noun (plural nullities) 1》 Law a thing that is legally void.     ↘the state of being legally void. 2》 a thing of no importance or worth.     ↘nothingness …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 nullity — n. 1. Non existence, nonentity, nihility, nothingness, insignificance. 2. Nothing, nonentity. 3. Invalidity, inefficacy …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 nullity — n 1. nothingness, nihility, existencelessness, Fr. neant; unreality, nonreality, unactuality, inexistence, insubstantiality, incorporeality, incorporei ty; immateriality, imponderability, nothing, impalpability, intangibility; void, vacuity,… …

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