The difference between Abrogate and Nullify

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas nullify means to make legally invalid.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Nullify

  1. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.

  2. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To put an end to; to do away with.

  3. Abrogate as a verb (molecular biology, transitive):

    To block a process or function.

  1. Abrogate as an adjective (archaic):

    Abrogated; abolished.

  1. Nullify as a verb (transitive, legal):

    to make legally invalid.


    "The contract has been nullified."

  2. Nullify as a verb:

    to prevent from happening