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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annul  \An*nul"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Annulled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Annulling}.]  [F.  annuler,  LL  annullare  annulare,  fr  L.  ad 
  to  +  nullus  none,  nullum  neut.,  nothing.  See  {Null},  a.] 
  1.  To  reduce  to  nothing;  to  obliterate. 
 
  Light,  the  prime  work  of  God,  to  me's  extinct.  And 
  all  her  various  objects  of  delight  Annulled. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  make  void  or  of  no  effect;  to  nullify;  to  abolish;  to 
  do  away  with  --  used  appropriately  of  laws,  decrees, 
  edicts,  decisions  of  courts,  or  other  established  rules 
  permanent  usages,  and  the  like  which  are  made  void  by 
  component  authority. 
 
  Do  they  mean  to  annul  laws  of  inestimable  value  to 
  our  liberties?  --Burke. 
 
  Syn:  To  abolish;  abrogate;  repeal;  cancel;  reverse;  rescind; 
  revoke;  nullify;  destroy.  See  {Abolish}. 




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