redhibition

redhibition

[red-i-bish-uhn, red-hi-]
noun Civil Law.
the nullification of a sale because of a defect in the article sold of such nature as to make it totally or virtually unusable or as to have prevented the purchase if known to the buyer.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin redhibitiōn- (stem of redhibitiō), equivalent to redhibit(us), past participle of redhibēre to return (an item bought), take back (an item sold) (red- red- + -hib(ēre), combining form of habēre to have + -itus -ite2) + -iōn- -ion

redhibitory [red-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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