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

Examples of voidable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contracts entered into by corporations during the time of their suspension due to failure to file tax returns are voidable at the election of the other party to the contract. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Jan. 2024 The voidable transaction laws in fact give special treatment to property that is held in TBE. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Because Martin had only three years left on his deal, the Cowboys added two voidable seasons to his contract so that his salary-to-bonus conversion will spread evenly across five seasons instead of three, creating more immediate cap room. Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2022 Offensive guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai has agreed to cut his base salary from $9.4 million this fall to $1.21 million, according to NFL Players Association records, and in return the Lions have converted the final year of his contract in 2024 to a voidable year. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2023 With two extra voidable years to spread the signing bonus proration, Sutton will carry a cap hit of just $3.28 million in 2023. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2023 The Vikings extended Cousins ($70 million guaranteed through 2023 plus two more voidable years) just before the Browns mortgaged three firsts, a third, two fourths and a record-setting, fully guaranteed $230 million contract for Deshaun Watson. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 22 July 2022 Between all the salaries, signing bonuses and roster bonuses, all the guaranteed language, potential restructures and voidable years, much of this month is about numbers for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas News, 7 Mar. 2022 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

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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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“Voidable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voidable. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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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