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Meaning of NUGATORY

Pronunciation:  'noogu`towree

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  of no real value; "a nugatory law"

NUGATORY is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: worthless



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nu"ga*to*ry\, a. [L. nugatorius, fr. nugari to trifle,
nugae jests, trifles.]
1. Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.

2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

         If all are pardoned, and pardoned as a mere act of
         clemency, the very substance of government is made
         nugatory.                             --I. Taylor.

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