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[mass noun] The act of annulling something:‘the applicant sought the annulment of the decision’[count noun] ‘grounds for an annulment’
invalidation, nullification, voidingrepeal, cancellation, rescinding, reversal, revocation, setting aside, abolition, abrogation, rescindment, withdrawal, countermanding, quashingrescission, disannulment, negation, recallView synonyms
- ‘A growing number of young couples are applying for annulments, because it is cheaper and quicker than getting a divorce.’
- ‘The Roman Catholic Church still refuses to recognise divorce, but does recognise annulments, which are granted on a much smaller scale in Ireland every year.’
- ‘With a media blitz on who's dating whom, broken engagements, new engagements, marriages, and annulments, the world has seemed to turn its focus on love.’
- ‘Her marriage to her campaign manager had landed her with some heavy baggage, if only in the eyes of those who considered the Catholic Church's policy on annulments hypocritical.’
- ‘More than 5,000 annulments were granted annually; the beneficiaries included President Ricardo Lagos.’
- ‘An annulment is a Church ruling that the marriage was invalid.’
- ‘In the area of family law, meanwhile, it says that people can expect to wait between six and nine months for judicial separations, divorces, annulments and appeals.’
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