nullification

Part of speech: noun

The act of nullifying.

Part of speech: noun

Nullifier.

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Usage examples "nullification":

  1. It is a nullification of all religion; an abrogation of the authority of the deity; a usurpation of the throne of Heaven. - "Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues", John Alberger.
  2. The war upon the tariff had been begun, and the standard of nullification and of resistance to the Union and to the laws of Congress had been planted boldly in the Senate of the United States. - "Daniel Webster", Henry Cabot Lodge.
  3. Nullification, rejected in 1798 by all the States, except Virginia and Kentucky, and never revived by them,- nullification, rejected by the sober sense of the American People,- nullification was put down by the strong will of Jackson, in 1832,- having no place to disturb the strength and hopes and future of this country. - "Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York", A. F. Warburton.