defeasible

adjective
de·​fea·​si·​ble | \ di-ˈfē-zə-bəl How to pronounce defeasible (audio) \

Definition of defeasible

: capable of being annulled or made void a defeasible claim

Other Words from defeasible

defeasibility \ di-​ˌfē-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce defeasible (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of defeasible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 defeat entry 1

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“Defeasible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defeasible. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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defeasible

adjective
de·​fea·​si·​ble | \ di-ˈfē-zə-bəl How to pronounce defeasible (audio) \

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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