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indefeasible

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈfiːzɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of indefeasible in English:

adjective

chiefly Law & Philosophy
Not subject to being lost, annulled, or overturned: an indefeasible right
More example sentences
  • The Tennessee state constitution opened with the declaration that the people possess ‘at all times, an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.’
  • We know what it is like to assert that the right to sovereignty, independence and unity is inalienable and indefeasible.
  • The lessee obtained, upon registration, an indefeasible title as such.

Derivatives

indefeasibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • In the context of inquiry at play in the Meditations, Descartes insists on indefeasibility.
  • It would itself achieve indefeasibility of title.
  • Of course, from a mortgagee's point of view, this makes indefeasibility of little value.

indefeasibly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The sceptic's claim that knowledge is impossible could mean that no belief is ever indefeasibly justified.
  • Rose has a life estate, and Barbara has an indefeasibly vested remainder.
  • In regard to future interest the reference is to the event which determines that the taker of the property or interest is finally ascertained and his interest is indefeasibly vested.

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