Definition of innominate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɒmɪnət/


Not named or classified.
Example sentences
  • My Lords, I venture to doubt whether much help is necessarily to be derived in determining whether a particular term is to be construed as a condition or as an innominate term by attaching a particular label to the contract.
  • The judge's answer was that the obligation to give notice to the excess layer underwriters is an innominate term breach of which, if sufficiently serious, entitles the defendants to reject liability for the relevant claim.
  • Wrongful interference with rights is an innominate and developing tort.


Mid 17th century: from late Latin innominatus, from in- 'not' + nominatus 'named' (past participle of nominare).

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