[ US /ˈnuɡɑˌtɔɹi/ ]
  1. of no real value
    a nugatory law
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How To Use nugatory In A Sentence

  • In fact, of course, the amount of government money used to fund such marginal causes is nugatory; but fantasy requires only the smallest provocation, and has little use for reality.
  • As soon as the lords were out of Henry's reach, the Scots Estates demanded modifications in the proposed treaty which would have made it nugatory from the English point of view. England under the Tudors
  • The principle does not involve in my opinion that it is part of the judicial function to treat as nugatory any step whatever which a taxpayer may take with a view to the avoidance or mitigation of tax.
  • In my opinion, people who opine about the "merely aesthetic," who find aesthetic values "nugatory" unless they are subservient to a higher principle of judgment, manifestly disdain art except as an illustrative aid, a utilitarian convenience. Art and Culture
  • From my own experience, their sensation and size is so nugatory that they can often be forgotten and by the time you feel one making its way down the pipe, it's already bouncing around in your underwear or careening down your pant leg.
  • The third point is really this: that it would render your Lordship's view of what the legal position is entirely nugatory, if before the local authority made its appropriate decision, the building was knocked down.
  • In essence, the applicants submit that unless such a course is adopted and the matter is dealt with expeditiously, any relevant rights relating to the special leave application or arising from them will be rendered nugatory.
  • The other was the monitoring of large and extended periods of sewage pollution because at a point that level of sewage pollution rendered nugatory all the efforts of purification from the depuration system.
  • The random use of extravagant superlatives is silly and nugatory. Times, Sunday Times
  • As TV and the Internet converge into something generically known as broadband, the distinctions between the two will soon become nugatory from a consumer point of view. The Revolution Will Be Televised
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