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nullification

noun

1 nullification

The states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress.

Roget 773: nonobservance etc. 772; evasion, inobservance, failure, omission, neglect, laches [Law], laxity, informality.    infringement, infraction; violation, ... show more

Roget 756: abrogation, annulment, nullification, recision; vacatur [Lat.]; canceling etc. v.; cancel; revocation, revokement; repeal, rescission, defeasance.    ... show more

Roget 30: compensation, equation; commutation; indemnification; compromise; etc. 774 neutralization, nullification; counteraction etc. 179; reaction; measure for measure, ... show more



2 nullification

The act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something.

synonym: override.


Moby thesaurus: abjuration, abjurement, abolishment, abolition, abrogation, absolute contradiction, annihilation, annulment, autarky, bimetallism, cancel, canceling, cancellation, cassation, choking, choking off, contradiction, contrary assertion, contravention, controversion ... show more.

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