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invalidate

verb abolish, abort, abrogate, annul, cannel, confute, deprive of legal effect, disannul, disprove, erase, inritum facere, labefactare, make void, nullify, override, overrule, overthrow, quash, refute, repeal, rescind, rescindere, retract, reverse, revoke, undo, vitiate, withdraw
Associated concepts: invalidate a transfer, invalidate a will, invalidate an election
See also: abandon, abate, abolish, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, defeat, denature, destroy, disable, disarm, disavow, discharge, discontinue, disown, disprove, disqualify, extinguish, frustrate, kill, negate, neutralize, nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, quash, recall, refute, renege, repeal, rescind, revoke, vacate, vitiate, void, withdraw

invalidate

to take away the legal force or effectiveness of; to annul, as a contract.
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Neither the wording of the 8th Amendment nor its history indicates it invalidates loitering laws.
The first is a tendency to invalidate statutes in impressive numbers, disregarding Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes's admonition that nonelected judges should give great deference to democratically elected legislatures.
There are some audiences in North America today who find it difficult to understand past societies and their value systems, and who think a transgression in the past, however distant, invalidates activities or ideas of the present.
But this ruling does not so much invalidate surrogacy contracts as it invalidates the possibility of any contract whatsoever between human beings.
Troll Busters "busts" or invalidates patent troll patents who try to assert specious patents against innovators, either individually or as an industry-wide cooperative effort.
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The lawsuit charges that water beneath the property was to be transferred along with the land, and that failure to do so invalidates the transfer.
The device continually monitors all inputs for activity and frequency accuracy, and validates or invalidates each according to configurable criteria.
He invalidates term limits on the specious ground that the California voters were too stupid to understand that Proposition 140 imposed lifetime term limits rather than consecutive-term limits.