Meaning of ANNUL in English

ANNUL

an ‧ nul /əˈnʌl/ BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle annulled , present participle annulling ) [transitive often passive]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: annuller , from Late Latin annullare , from Latin ad- 'to' + nullus 'not any' ]

to officially state that a marriage or legal agreement no longer exists:

Their marriage was annulled last year.

—annulment noun [uncountable and countable]

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THESAURUS

▪ cancel to decide that something that was officially planned will not happen:

The teacher was ill so classes were cancelled for the day.

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I was feeling better so I cancelled my doctor’s appointment.

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They were forced to cancel the concert when the conductor became ill.

▪ call off to cancel a meeting, game, or event that you have organized. Call off is less formal than cancel and is very commonly used in everyday English:

Linda decided to call the wedding off.

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The game was called off due to heavy rain.

▪ be off if an event or activity is off, it has been cancelled because of a sudden problem or change in someone’s plans:

I’m afraid the party’s off. Nick won’t let us use his apartment.

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Myers called me yesterday to tell me that the deal was off.

▪ postpone to decide to do something at a later time, instead of the time that was officially planned:

The show has been postponed until next Saturday.

▪ shelve ( also put something on ice ) to decide not to continue with a plan, project etc although it may be considered again at some time in the future:

Plans for a new stadium have been shelved for now.

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The project had to be put on ice due to lack of funding.

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Blears called for the discussions to be put on ice until after the elections.

▪ annul formal to officially decide that a marriage, result, or agreement has no legal authority and is therefore cancelled:

The election results were annulled by the courts.

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A marriage can be annulled if there has been lack of consent.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.