Simple Definition of inoperative
: not capable of being used
: having no force or effect
Full Definition of inoperative
: not operative: as a : not functioning <an inoperative clock> b : having no effect or force <an inoperative law>
Examples of inoperative in a sentence
The accident had rendered the vehicle inoperative.
With the new federal law in place, the state law has become inoperative.
First Known Use of inoperative
Legal Definition of inoperative
: having no force or effect <an inoperative will>
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