1: the quality or fact of being inconsistent, irreconcilable, or in disagreementspecifically: 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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