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defeasible

[dih-fee-zuh-buh l] /dɪˈfi zə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being annulled or terminated.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Anglo-French defesible. See defeasance, -ible
Related forms
defeasibleness, defeasibility, noun
nondefeasibility, noun
nondefeasible, adjective
nondefeasibleness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de-feasible

defeasible

/dɪˈfiːzəbəl/
adjective
1.
(law) (of an estate or interest in land) capable of being defeated or rendered void
2.
(philosophy) (of a judgment, opinion, etc) having a presupposition in its favour but open to revision if countervailing evidence becomes known Compare incorrigible (sense 3)
Derived Forms
defeasibleness, defeasibility, noun
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