nullity nullity

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of nonexistence
  2. (n) something that is null (especially an enactment that has no legal validity)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For a Roman Catholic couple who want to end a rocky marriage, there has been only one avenue within the church: a decree of nullity.
  2. As everyone knows, all royal marriages are solemnized with such exceptional precautions that to find a flaw justifying a declaration of nullity is in most cases impossible.
  3. Decrees of nullity are becoming harder to getespecially for the rich and famous of Italy, who have to turn to the Rota because their country has no divorce law.

News

  • Petition for Fitchburg property-taxes limit withdrawn

    FITCHBURG -- A petition calling for a 2.24 percent limit on new property taxes was withdrawn by the Finance Committee after the city solicitor said the petition would "in effect, be a nullity.
    on November 15, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise

Quotes

  1. Biti wrote: "Given the fact that the SADC resolution is a nullity and has not been rescinded, it is then difficult for any of the parties to move in any direction for fear of legitimising the SADC Summit ruling".
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: SW Radio Africa

  2. "The majority today allows the General Assembly, through the manipulation of its adjournment, to effectively render a governor's veto power a nullity," Pfeifer wrote.
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Paul Pfeifer Source: Cincinnati Post

  3. "Presidential signing statements can render the legislative process a virtual nullity, making it completely unpredictable how certain laws will be enforced," Specter said. "This legislation reinforces the system of checks and balances and...
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: FOXNews

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