(Nu*gac"i*ty) n. [L. nugacitas, fr. nugax, -acis, trifling.] Futility; trifling talk or behavior; drollery.
[R.] Dr. H. More.
(||Nu"gæ) n. pl. [L.] Trifles; jests.
(Nu*ga"tion) n. [Cf. OF. nugation.] The act or practice of trifling. [R.] Bacon.
(Nu"ga*to*ry) a. [L. nugatorius, fr. nugari to trifle, nugae jests, trifles.]
1. Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.
2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.
If all are pardoned, and pardoned as a mere act of clemency, the very substance of government is made
(Nug"get) n. [Earlier niggot, prob. for nigot, an ingot. See Ingot.] A lump; a mass, esp. a
native lump of a precious metal; as, a nugget of gold.
(Nu"gi*fy) v. t. [L. nuggae trifles + -fy.] To render trifling or futile; to make silly. [R.] Coleridge.
(Nui"sance) n. [OE. noisance, OF. noisance, nuisance, fr. L. nocentia guilt, fr. nocere to
hurt, harm; akin to necare to kill. Cf Necromancy, Nocent, Noxious, Pernicious.] That which annoys
or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.
Nuisances are public when they annoy citizens in general; private, when they affect individuals only.
(Nui"san*cer) n. (Law) One who makes or causes a nuisance.
(Nul) a. [F. See Null, a.] (Law) No; not any; as, nul disseizin; nul tort.
(Null) a. [L. nullus not any, none; ne not + ullus any, a dim. of unus one; cf. F. nul. See No,
and One, and cf. None.] Of no legal or binding force or validity; of no efficacy; invalid; void; nugatory; useless.
Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null,Tennyson.
Dead perfection; no more.
1. Something that has no force or meaning.
2. That which has no value; a cipher; zero. Bacon.
Null method (Physics.), a zero method. See under Zero.
(Null), v. t. [From null, a., or perh. abbrev. from annul.] To annul. [Obs.] Milton.
(Null), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] One of the beads in nulled work.
Nulled work (Cabinetwork), ornamental turned work resembling nulls or beads strung on a rod.
(Nulled) a. Turned so as to resemble nulls.
(Nul`li*bi"e*ty) n. [L. nullibi nowhere.] The state or condition of being nowhere. [Obs.]
(Nul`li*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. nullificatio contempt. See Nullify.] The act of nullifying; a rendering
void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.