Capable of being overturned by further events. At law a judgement is defeasible if a higher court may overturn it. A proposition is defeasible if further evidence may render it doubtful.

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  • defeasible — de·fea·si·ble /di fē zə bəl/ adj: subject to or capable of being annulled or made void a defeasible interest his rights are not defeasible by agreement J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Defeasible — may refer to: Defeasible reasoning, a type of convincing but not rigorous philosophical reasoning Defeasible estate, an estate created when a grantor transfers land conditionally This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same… …   Wikipedia

  • Defeasible — De*fea si*ble, a. [See {Defeasance}.] Capable of being annulled or made void; as, a defeasible title. {De*fea si*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defeasible — [dē fē′zə bəl, difē′zə bəl] adj. [see DEFEASANCE & IBLE] that can be undone or made void …   English World dictionary

  • defeasible — Subject to be defeated, annulled, revoked, or undone upon the happening of a future event or the performance of a condition subsequent, or by a conditional limitation. An estate which is not absolute, i.e., one which is determinable or subject to …   Black's law dictionary

  • defeasible — adjective Date: 15th century capable of being annulled or made void < a defeasible claim > • defeasibility noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defeasible — adjective /dəˈfɪiz.əbl,dɪiˈfɪiz.ɪbl/ Capable of being defeated, terminated, annulled, voided or invalidated. The accounting charge for the non callable debt is defeasible by an escrow …   Wiktionary

  • defeasible — defeasibleness, defeasibility, n. /di fee zeuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being annulled or terminated. [1580 90; < AF defesible. See DEFEASANCE, IBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • defeasible — de fea·si·ble || zÉ™bl adj. capable of being annulled, voidable …   English contemporary dictionary

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