defeasible

adjective de·fea·si·ble \ di-ˈfē-zə-bəl \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of defeasible

: capable of being annulled or made void
  • a defeasible claim

defeasibility

play \-ˌfē-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of defeasible

alteration (conformed to -ible) of earlier defesable, borrowed from Anglo-French, from de- de- + fesable "doable, feasible," after defaire, desfaire "to undo, put an end to, destroy, nullify" — more at 1defeat


Law Dictionary

defeasible

adjective de·fea·si·ble \ di-ˈfē-zə-bəl \

legal Definition of defeasible

: subject to or capable of being annulled or made void
  • a defeasible interest
  • his rights are not defeasible by agreement
  • —J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo


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