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ANNULMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does annulment mean? 

ANNULMENT (noun)
  The noun ANNULMENT has 3 senses:

1. the state of being cancelled or annulled
2. (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
3. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

  Familiarity information: ANNULMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANNULMENT (noun)


Sense 1annulment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being cancelled or annulled

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

annulment; revocation

Hypernyms ("annulment" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)


Sense 2annulment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

invalidation; annulment

Hypernyms ("annulment" is a kind of...):

breakup; dissolution (the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "annulment"):

dissolution of marriage (an annulment of a marriage)


Sense 3annulment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

abrogation; repeal; annulment

Hypernyms ("annulment" is a kind of...):

cancellation (the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "annulment"):

derogation ((law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law)

vacation (the act of making something legally void)

recall (the act of removing an official by petition)

revocation (the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done)


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