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nullity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
nullitynul‧li‧ty /ˈnʌləti/ noun [uncountable] law 🔊 🔊 SCLthe fact that a marriage or contract no longer has any legal force 🔊 a decree of nullity
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nullityIf he had answered the wrong question, his decision would be a nullity.Her mouth, a nullity, a bland smear of beige on cream enamel.The appellant's construction of successor in title was the correct one and the decision by the F.C.C. was a nullity.Looking at the way the Commission had construed the rules, the House decided that the determination was a nullity.In particular, the mythology was coming to be regarded as history - the first step towards trivialization and eventual nullity.Besides this ground for nullity, other grounds traditionally have been applied even to marriages performed in the church.The reason is that, unlike femininity, relaxed masculinity is at bottom empty, a limp nullity.It did not refer specifically to the grounds upon which the nullity of a public limited company might be ordered.
From Longman Business Dictionarynullitynul‧li‧ty /ˈnʌləti/ noun [countable usually singular] (plural nullities)LAW a document, statement, contract etc that has no legal force and is therefore considered not to have existedThe appellant’s case was supported, and the decision by the FCC was therefore ruled a nullity.
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