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What is the Definition of “Nugatory”

August 17, 2009 /  by  
 

From Merriam-Webster Dictionary —

  • Main Entry: nu·ga·to·ry
  • Pronunciation: \ˈnü-gə-ˌtr-ē, ˈnyü-\
  • Function: adjective
  • Etymology: Latin nugatorius, from nugari to trifle, from nugae trifles
  • Date: 1603

1 : of little or no consequence : trifling, inconsequential
2 : having no force : inoperative