Nu"ga*to*ry (?), a. [L. nugatorius, fr. nugari to trifle, nugae jests, trifles.]
Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.
Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.
If all are pardoned, and pardoned as a mere act of clemency, the very substance of government is made nugatory.
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