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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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fill the void

also fill a void
to replace or provide something necessary It is impossible to fill the void left by my sister's death.
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fill a/the void

to replace something important that you have lost, or to provide something important that you need The country needs a strong leader to help fill the void left by the death of the president. Religion helped me fill a void in my life.
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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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Paddy Power, however, voided their original market as play did not start within 36 hours of the scheduled time, then framed another market before the second re-arranged slot on Wednesday.
This will not, sadly but inevitably, be the last contentious market the exchange trades, so what criteria will be applied to decide if future suspicious events are voided or settled?
Clearly, it would be daft to expect any contest featuring eyebrow-raising betting fluctuations to be voided, but when an event creates as bad a smell as Davydenko v Vassallo Arguello there will now be calls for all bets on it to be scrapped.
On Betfair, seven goals or more was backed at 72 and the 3-3 draw was matched at 110 - the total goals and correct score markets were voided.
The three-judge panel unanimously voided legal schemes requiring race-based "goals and timetables" for hiring minorities and women at the Community Colleges and in the state civil service workforce generally.
The other legal schemes voided by the court mandated race-based preferences in certain contracts let by the state Treasurer's Office and the California Lottery.
This feature solves the requirement of some banks that all voided checks be flagged in the transmission file as "voided checks.
The clinical trial, conducted in Germany, France and England, compared the BTA Test to voided urine cytology and bladder wash cytology in patients suspected of having bladder cancer.
We found the BTA Test to be superior to voided urine cytology and bladder wash cytology for diagnosing bladder cancer in patients suspected of having the disease," said Leyh, the lead author of the abstract published in the May issue of the Journal of Urology.