latent defect

noun

Legal Definition of latent defect

: a defect (as in a product or property) that is not discoverable by reasonable or customary inspection a latent defect excluded from the homeowner's insurance

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“Latent defect.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/latent%20defect. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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