Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to 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)
annulment (plural annulments)
- An act or instance of annulling.
- A 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.