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Pronunciation:  `nulufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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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