nullification

[ nuhl-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF nullification
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Nullification, the forerunner of disunion, rose from a question of tariff.

This was the doctrine of nullification which grew to secession in 1860.

The topic of nullification was dragged in by Southern speakers.

“Nullification” was the name which this referendum soon acquired.

She would dance his nullification, she would dance to her unseen Lord.

Since nullification she had covered over the face, to show how she hated him.

Nullification involved no danger, and if it did, what matter!

Nullification was utterly destructive of the Constitution and the Union.

Nullification, Mr. President, overthrew the protective policy!

Nullification begat it, and if allowed there is an end to the Union.

WORD ORIGIN

in U.S. political sense of "a state's refusing to allow a federal law to be enforced," 1798, in Thomas Jefferson; from Late Latin nullificationem (nominative nullificatio) "a making as nothing," from past participle stem of nullificare (see nullify). Related: Nullificationist.

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