defeasible

[dɪˈfiːzəbəl]

defeasible Definition

  • 1capable of being annulled or voided
  • 2liable to be declared invalid

Using defeasible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "defeasible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The contract was defeasible if the terms were not met.

  • Example

    His inheritance was defeasible if he did not fulfill the conditions set by his grandfather.

  • Example

    The court found the will to be defeasible due to lack of proper documentation.

defeasible Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for defeasible

Phrases with defeasible

  • a type of property ownership that can be defeated or terminated based on certain conditions

    Example

    The land was held in a defeasible fee, which meant that the ownership could be lost if certain conditions were not met.

  • a type of reasoning where the conclusion can be overturned if new information is presented

    Example

    Defeasible reasoning is used in legal cases where new evidence can change the outcome of a trial.

  • a presumption that can be rebutted by evidence to the contrary

    Example

    The court applied a defeasible presumption that the accused was innocent until proven guilty.

Origins of defeasible

from Old French 'defaisable', meaning 'capable of being undone'

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Summary: defeasible in Brief

The term 'defeasible' [dɪˈfiːzəbəl] refers to something that can be annulled or declared invalid. It is often used in legal contexts, such as in 'The court found the will to be defeasible due to lack of proper documentation.' 'Defeasible' extends into phrases like 'defeasible fee,' denoting a type of property ownership that can be defeated based on certain conditions, and 'defeasible reasoning,' referring to a type of reasoning where the conclusion can be overturned if new information is presented.