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strike down vt
: annul nullify [the trustee…can strike down transfers "J. J. White and R. S. Summers"]
: to declare (a law) illegal and unenforceable [the court struck down death penalty provisions "L. H. Tribe"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.