Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from annul (from Middle English annullen, from Middle French annuller, from Latin annullare, from ad (“to”) + nullus (“not any, nothing”) + verbal ending -are) + -ment (“means to”) (from Latin -mentum).
- An act or instance of annulling.
- The state of having been annulled.
- (law) An invalidation of something, especially a legal contract.
- (law) A legal (notably judicial) declaration that a marriage is invalid; the procedure leading to it.
- (archaic) Total destruction.