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To cancel the legal effect of something, as if it never happened. For example, a court can annul a marriage, which means it was never valid, in contrast to making a divorce order, which ends a valid marriage.
Victoria Law Foundation. “Legal glossary” (2015)
Another definition of annul is to make void, as to dissolve the bonds of marriage.
New York State Unified Court System. “Glossary of Legal Terms” (2016)