repugnancy

noun re·pug·nan·cy \ ri-ˈpəg-nən(t)-sē \

Definition of repugnancy

plural repugnancies

First Known Use of repugnancy

15th century

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repugnancy

noun re·pug·nan·cy \ ri-ˈpəg-nən-sē \

legal Definition of repugnancy

plural repugnancies
1 : the quality or fact of being inconsistent, irreconcilable, or in disagreement; specifically : a contradiction or inconsistency between sections of a legal instrument (as a contract or statute)
  • if two acts which cover the same subject matter are repugnant…, the latter operates to the extent of the repugnancy as a repeal of the former
  • In re Miller, 107 F. Supp. 1006 (1952)
2 : an instance of contradiction or inconsistency

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