irreconcilable differences

Definition of irreconcilable differences

formal

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

Word by Word Definitions

irreconcilableplay
  1. :  impossible to reconcile

  1. :  one that is irreconcilable

    :  a member of a group (as a political party) opposing compromise or collaboration

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

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

    :  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

  1. :  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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