irreconcilable differences

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Definition of irreconcilable differences

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: inability to agree on most things or on important things They are filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

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“Irreconcilable differences.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irreconcilable%20differences. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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irreconcilable differences

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
ir·​rec·​on·​cil·​able dif·​fer·​enc·​es | \ ir-ˌre-kən-ˈsī-lə-bəl- \

Legal Definition of irreconcilable differences

: substantial incompatibility between marriage partners that is a broad ground for especially no-fault divorce — compare irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

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