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repugnancy

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noun, re·pug·nan·cy \-nən(t)-sē\

Definition of repugnancy

plural repugnancies



15th Century

First Known Use of repugnancy

15th century


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repugnancy

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noun re·pug·nan·cy \ri-ˈpəg-nən-sē\

Legal Definition of repugnancy

plural repugnancies

  1. 1 :  the quality or fact of being inconsistent, irreconcilable, or in disagreement; specifically :  a contradiction or inconsistency between sections of a legal instrument (as a contract or statute) <if two acts which cover the same subject matter are repugnant…, the latter operates to the extent of the repugnancy as a repeal of the former — In re Miller, 107 F. Supp. 1006 (1952)>

  2. 2 :  an instance of contradiction or inconsistency




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