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Meaning of NULLIFICATION

Pronunciation:  `nulufu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
  2. [n]  the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
 

NULLIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: override
 
 See Also: cancellation, change of state, counteraction, neutralisation, neutralization, states' rights, vitiation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nul`li*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. nullificatio contempt.
See {Nullify}.]
The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or
of no legal effect.

{Right of nullification} (U. S. Hist.), the right claimed in
   behalf of a State to nullify or make void, by its
   sovereign act or decree, an enactment of the general
   government which it deems unconstitutional.

 
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