An annulment is the cancellation of revocation of something, like a marriage. After an annulment, it's like the marriage never happened.

The root nul (from Latin nullum) of this word is a good clue to its meaning: the underlying verb annul originally meant "reduce to nothing." An annulment also reduces something to nothing by canceling or terminating it, usually in a legal sense. The most common use of the term is the annulment of a marriage, which not only ends the marriage, but legally makes it as if the marriage never happened. Annulment is like a legal eraser.

Definitions of annulment
  1. noun
    the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
    synonyms: abrogation, repeal
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    (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law
    the act of making something legally void
    the act of removing an official by petition
    the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done
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    the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
  2. noun
    the state of being cancelled or annulled
    synonyms: revocation
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    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  3. noun
    (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    synonyms: invalidation
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    dissolution of marriage
    an annulment of a marriage
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    breakup, dissolution
    the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
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