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Annulment   /ˈænəlmənt/   Listen

The state of being cancelled or annulled.  Synonym: revocation.
(law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc).  Synonym: invalidation.
The act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation.  Synonyms: abrogation, repeal.

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"Annulment" Quotes from Famous Books

... to the completion of this treaty, which proved insurmountable. Monsieur refused to consent to the annulment of his marriage with the Princesse Marguerite; while the King, who had just marched an army into Lorraine, and taken the town of Nancy, on his side declined all reconciliation with his brother until he consented to place ...
— The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3) • Julia Pardoe

... the plenitude of his power, shook himself free from the clinging clasp of Josephine and procured the annulment of his marriage to her. He really owed her nothing. Before he knew her she had been the mistress of another. In the first years of their life together she had been notoriously unfaithful to him. He ...
— Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete - The Romance of Devotion • Lyndon Orr

... adhering to his marriage, his second one, with Madame Jouberthon,—a union which Napoleon steadily refused to acknowledge, offering Lucien anything, a kingdom or the hand of a queen (if we take Lucien's account), if he would only consent to the annulment ...
— The Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte • Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton

Words linked to "Annulment" :   repeal, breakup, invalidation, revocation, abrogation, state, vacation, recall, cancellation, annul, dissolution, derogation, jurisprudence, law, dissolution of marriage

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