defeasible(redirected from defeasibly)
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Capable of being annulled or invalidated: a defeasible claim to an estate.
1. (Law) law (of an estate or interest in land) capable of being defeated or rendered void
2. (Philosophy) philosophy (of a judgment, opinion, etc) having a presupposition in its favour but open to revision if countervailing evidence becomes known. Compare incorrigible3
deˈfeasibleness, deˌfeasiˈbility n
de•fea•si•ble(dɪˈfi zə bəl)
capable of being annulled or terminated.
[1580–90; < Anglo-French]
de•fea′si•ble•ness, de•fea`si•bil′i•ty, n.
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|Adj.||1.||defeasible - capable of being annulled or voided or terminated; "a claim to an estate may be defeasible so long as the claimant is under 21 and unmarried"|
indefeasible - not liable to being annulled or voided or undone; "an indefeasible right to freedom"; "an indefeasible claim to the title"