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Decree of nullity

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Decree of nullity  (DECREE of nullity)

A decree of nullity1 or an annulment of marriage1 is a declaration by aco urt of law that, although a marriage ceremony has taken place, there has been no valid marriage2. Although legally a marriage is not dissolved by a de facto separation (512-5), the expression dissolved marriage3 is frequently understood to include such cases and, if they are taken into account at all, annulments. In their extended uses, the expressions "broken marriage" and "dissolved marriage" have the same meaning.