nullificationist
noun see nullification

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nullificationist — See nullification. * * * …   Universalium

  • nullificationist — nul·li·fi·ca·tion·ist …   English syllables

  • nullificationist — noun see nullification …   Useful english dictionary

  • nullification — nullificationist, nullificator, n. /nul euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of nullifying. 2. the state of being nullified. 3. (often cap.) the failure or refusal of a U.S. state to aid in enforcement of federal laws within its limits,… …   Universalium

  • nullification — noun Date: 1798 1. the act of nullifying ; the state of being nullified 2. the action of a state impeding or attempting to prevent the operation and enforcement within its territory of a law of the United States 3. jury nullification •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nullification — (n.) in U.S. political sense of a state s refusing to allow a federal law to be enforced, 1798, in Thomas Jefferson; from L.L. nullificationem (nom. nullificatio) a making as nothing, from pp. stem of nullificare (see NULLIFY (Cf. nullify)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nullification — /nʌləfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say nuluhfuh kayshuhn) noun 1. the act of nullifying. 2. the state of being nullified. 3. US failure of a state to aid in enforcement of federal laws within its limits. {Late Latin nullificātiōn , stem of nullificātiō contempt}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • nul|li|fi|er — «NUHL uh FY uhr», noun. 1. a person who nullifies. 2. U.S. a nullificationist …   Useful english dictionary

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