redhibition

noun
red·​hi·​bi·​tion | \ ˌre-də-ˈbi-shən, ˌred-hə- \

Legal Definition of redhibition

in the civil law of Louisiana : the rescission of the sale of or a reduction in the purchase price of a thing that has a redhibitory defect also : the action for such a rescission or reduction

History and Etymology for redhibition

French rédhibition, from Latin redhibitio return of defective goods to the seller, from redhibēre to return (defective goods), from red- back + habēre to hold, have

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“Redhibition.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/redhibition. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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