1. [ noun ] (politics) the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
Related terms: states'_rights invalidate
2. [ noun ] the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
Synonyms: override
Related terms: change_of_state neutralization cancellation abrogation neutralization vitiation neutralize override