Null Law and Legal Definition
Null refers to something that has no legal force. A matter with no consequence, effect or value will come under the definition of null. The term null as used in the phrase null and void that refers to something that binds no one or is incapable of giving rise to any rights or duties under any circumstances. Null means the matter has no more effect than if it did not exist. A matter that is absolutely void is called null.
When a person commits bigamy, the second marriage will be null. When the law requires that a will of land should be attested by three witnesses, and it is only attested by two the will is null. When a person incapable of making contracts because of insanity makes a contract, it will be considered null. If a man be compelled to execute a bond by duress, it is null and void.
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Related Legal Terms
- Ambiguitas Verborum Patens Nulla Verificatione Excluditur
- Ambiguitas Verborum Patents Nulla Verificatione Excluditur
- Confirmatio Est Nulla, Ubi Donum Praecedens Est Invalidum
- Contra Non Valentum Apre Nulla Currit Praescriptio
- Decree of Nullity
- Donari Videtur Quod Nulli Jure Cogente Conceditur
- In Alta Proditione Nullus Potest Esse Accessorius Sed Principalis Solummodo
- In Nullo Est Erratum
- Jury Nullification
- Nulla Bona