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null and void

Cliché without legal force; having no legal effect. The court declared the law to be null and void. The millionaire's will was null and void because it was unsigned.
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null and void

Canceled, invalid, as in The lease is now null and void. This phrase is actually redundant, since null means "void," that is, "ineffective." It was first recorded in 1669.
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ˌnull and ˈvoid

(formal) (of a legal agreement) no longer effective or valid: The contract was declared null and void.
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Chief Justice said that provide PLDs of the court decisions to declare a law null and void.
A declaration of court that any banking licence issued to anybody, person or institution pursuant to the purported regulation issued by the CBN in respect of non-interest financial services in Nigeria under the principle of Islamic commercial jurisprudence is unlawful, illegal, ultra vires, null and void.
They were produced before the Public Prosecution after 54 hours and I believe that the search conducted was null and void too," Abdulla Hashim told the Higher Criminal Court.
The statement read: "The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd confirms that an application has been lodged, set for next Wednesday in Johannesburg, by Bakkies Botha in the Labour Court by virtue of which the Court is requested to find that the agreement between Bakkies Botha and the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd be declared null and void and that the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd consequently is obliged to sign a clearance form in terms of which Bakkies Botha would be authorised to play rugby for the French Rugby Club Toulon.
In the name of what they claim to be pastoral requirements, some voices have been raised proposing to declare marriages that have totally failed null and void.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked a court for a temporary restraining order that seeks to have the flood exclusions in homeowners insurance policies declared null and void.
It is the responsibility of the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch of the federal government to take purposeful and vigorous action against the Supreme Court in the subject case to render said decision null and void.
The contract is null and void should the Jets win the rights to build the stadium on the West Side of Manhattan.
The district court held that the commercial liens filed by the inmates were null and void and imposed a permanent injunction barring federal inmates from filing financial statements or liens without prior court approval.
With their licences declared null and void, the four men no longer have the right to exercise the office of priest in the Anglican Church of Canada, including "the spiritual authority as a minister of word and sacraments" conferred in ordination, said Bishop Ingham.
North Carolina General Statute 95-98 makes null and void any collective bargaining agreements between the state and its employees.
If Tembec comes up with a suitable business plan for the wood supply that shows they're willing to use it, then everything becomes null and void.
Statements by members of the opposition to the Iraqi dictator have clearly hinted that all existing agreements would be declared null and void once Saddam Hussein has been removed from office.
In a December decision, Federal Judge Richard Berman declared the law prohibiting out-of-state shipments null and void.
President Bush signed the legislation to disapprove the bill, which makes the OSHA regulation null and void.