indefeasible

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

Definition of indefeasible

: not capable of being annulled or voided or undone an indefeasible right

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indefeasibility \ ˌin-​di-​ˌfē-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indefeasible (audio) \ noun
indefeasibly \ ˌin-​di-​ˈfē-​zə-​blē How to pronounce indefeasible (audio) \ adverb

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We acquired "indefeasible" in the mid-16th century by combining the English prefix in- ("not") with "defeasible," a word borrowed a century earlier from Anglo-French. "Defeasible" itself can be traced to an Old French verb meaning "to undo" or "to destroy." It's no surprise, then, that something indefeasible is essentially "un-undoable" or "indestructible." Another member of this family of words is feasible, meaning "capable of being done or carried out." Ultimately, all three - "indefeasible," "defeasible," and "feasible" - can be traced back to the Latin verb facere, meaning "to do."

First Known Use of indefeasible

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Indefeasible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indefeasible. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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indefeasible

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

Legal Definition of indefeasible

: not capable of being annulled or voided an indefeasible right

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indefeasibly adverb

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