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Invalid; lacking legal force. A statute is nugatory if it has been declared unconstitutional.
adj. of no force or effect; invalid. Example: statute which is unconstitutional is a nugatory law.
nugatoryadjective fatuous, frivolous, frothy, futile, immaterial, inadequate, inane, inapt, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inept, insignificant, insubstantial, inutile, invalid, irrelevant, jejune, null, null and void, otiose, paltry, petty, purposeless, slight, superficial, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unfruitful, unimportant, unproductive, unprofitable, useless, vain, valueless, void, worthless
See also: collateral, expendable, futile, immaterial, inactive, inadequate, inconsequential, inconsiderable, ineffective, ineffectual, insignificant, invalid, minor, negligible, null, null and void, otiose, paltry, petty, powerless, slight, trivial, unavailing, unproductive, void