Definition of annulment in English:

annulment

noun

mass noun
  • The act of annulling something.

    ‘the applicant sought the annulment of the decision’
    count noun ‘grounds for an annulment’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A growing number of young couples are applying for annulments, because it is cheaper and quicker than getting a divorce.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    invalidation, nullification, voiding
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Pronunciation

annulment

/əˈnʌlm(ə)nt/