One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1mass noun The action of voiding or the state of being voided.‘the voidance of exhaust gases’emptying, emptying out, voiding, opening, purging, drainageexpulsion, ejection, discharge, excretion, passing, elimination, voiding, emptying, emptying out, purging, drainingView synonyms
An annulment of a contract.‘the purchaser was not entitled to obtain a voidance’
- ‘It is prohibited to apply to the courts for voidance of the employment contract of an employee representative.’
- ‘The words of clause 29A have been changed to include the phrase ‘in any substantial respect,’ with regard to grounds for voidance of an occupation right agreement.’
- ‘The Notice of Voidance shall specify the cause for the voidance and describe the facts in support of the cause.’
A vacancy in a benefice.
- ‘And if such advowees do not present to such benefices within the half year after such voidances, nor the bishop of the place do not give the same by lapse of time within a month after half a year, that then the king shall have thereof the presentments and collations as he hath of other of his own advowry.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, from the verb voider (see void).
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