1 declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea" [syn: annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify] [ant: validate]
2 of cheques or tickets [syn: cancel]
4 take away the legal force of or render ineffective; "invalidateas a contract" [syn: void, vitiate] [ant: validate]
EtymologyFrom the Latin valere meaning "to be strong". Literal derivation is "to make not strong".
- To make invalid.
Esp. applied to contract law.
- The circuit court judge's ruling was invalidated by a superior judge.
- Form of Second-person plural imperative, invalidare#Italian|invalidare
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