voidable

adjective

void·​able ˈvȯi-də-bəl How to pronounce voidable (audio)
: capable of being voided
specifically : capable of being adjudged void
a voidable contract
voidableness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The upshot is that if REV is not present, then the transaction is not voidable anyway under any of the three insolvency or insolvency-ish tests. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Wilson’s lawsuit also claims the contract violates the California labor code’s seven-year statute, and that the deal should be voidable and ceased as of May 18, 2019. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2022 But the Dolphins might prefer the cap relief, especially if the plan is to sign a veteran starter in free agency because Davis’ entire $3,610,000 salary is voidable. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 20 Feb. 2022 Dalton’s one-year, $10-million deal included two voidable options, allowing the Bears to spread his cap hit over two seasons. Phil Rogers, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Sometimes debtors will engage in a lot of shady transactions to save a property, but those transactions still do not rise to the level of a voidable transaction for the reason that there just isn't equity in the property. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 The 10-year veteran's four-year, $54 million contract included voidable years for 2022 and 2023, so Mercilus was going to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. Matt Young, Chron, 19 Oct. 2021 The contract includes a voidable third year that would push the overall value of the contract up to $24.6 million. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2021 Cincinnati in 2022: The Bengals’ offensive line could be in for a transition next year with left tackle Reilly Reiff turning 34 and having a voidable contract. Matt Goul, cleveland, 2 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of voidable was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Voidable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voidable. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

voidable

adjective

void·​able ˈvȯi-də-bəl How to pronounce voidable (audio)
: capable of being voided
specifically : subject to being declared void when one party is wronged by the other
a voidable contract
voidability
ˌvȯi-də-ˈbi-lə-tē
noun
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