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annulment

an·nul·ment

annulment

pronunciation:
nuhl mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a court decree declaring a marriage to be invalid.
similar words:
dissolution, divorce, separation
definition 2: the act or process of issuing such a decree, or of otherwise annulling something.
synonyms:
abrogation, nullification, repeal, rescission, revocation
similar words:
abolition, termination, undoing
Word Parts
The word annulment contains the following parts:
an-2 Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix an- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with the letter "n," such as "nul" and "not." See ad-.
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.