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nullity

[′nəl·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
The dimension of the null space of a linear transformation.
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On May 15 1885, The Star reported: "It seldom happens that middle-class English folk - by which I mean our dear friends 'Arry and 'Arriet - get such a truly edifying glimpse of life in the 'hupper suckles' as has for the last three weeks been afforded by reports of a most extraordinary cause celebre - the Durham nullity suit.
Whether a plaintiffs failure to submit sufficient proof of its claim on its application for a default judgment renders the judgment a nullity has important consequences in practice, yet this issue is unsettled: A split exists among the departments of the appellate division as to whether a default judgment entered in the absence of proof of the claim is a nullity, and the Court of Appeals has yet squarely to resolve the point.
If the nullity is equal to the number of constraints, the preconditioned matrices have precisely two distinct eigenvalues, giving rise to immediate convergence of preconditioned MINRES.
The documents read: "The judgment of nullity is entered.
It follows therefore that the convicion is a nullity and the warrant holding the Applicant in custody is per se defective.
Thomas; ethics, law, and assisted suicide; legal debates taken hostage by Straw Dogs; Hardy's eternal message for attitudes to marriage and cohabitation; and medico-legal stories of female insanity in three nullity suits.
But this view fades into nullity when one examines the numerous facts that expose its lack of substance.
A rentier nullity, a socialite painter of dismal attainments.
Hopkins seems to know the poem only as quoted by others; reading the original would reveal a male narrator ecstatic to discover his own nullity and God's mercy.
California Education for the Bar (CEB; Oakland, CA) has released an updated edition of Practice Under the California Family Code, a reference for handling dissolution, legal separation, and nullity actions.
New divorce and nullity of marriage registers are also being developed and the recording of adoptions is being streamlined.