Definition of void adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//vɔɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vɔɪd//
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  1. 1void of something (formal) completely lacking something synonym devoid The sky was void of stars.
  2. 2(law) (of a contract, an agreement etc.) not valid or legal The agreement was declared void. an impediment which rendered the marriage void See related entries: Legal documents
  3. 3(formal) empty void spaces
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘unoccupied’): from a dialect variant of Old French vuide; related to Latin vacare ‘vacate’; the verb partly a shortening of avoid, reinforced by Old French voider.Idioms (law) (of an election, agreement, etc.) having no legal force; not valid The contract was declared null and void. They declared the agreement null and void.
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