irreconcilable differences

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of irreconcilable differences

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

Word by Word Definitions

irreconcilable play
  1. : impossible to reconcile

  1. : one that is irreconcilable

difference play differences
  1. : the quality or state of being dissimilar or different

  2. : an instance of being unlike or distinct in nature, form, or quality

  3. : a characteristic that distinguishes one from another or from the average

  1. : differentiate, distinguish


Law Dictionary

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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