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redhibition

[red-i-bish-uh n, red-hi-] /ˌrɛd ɪˈbɪʃ ən, ˌrɛd hɪ-/
noun, Civil Law.
1.
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
1650-1660
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
Related forms
redhibitory
[red-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /rɛdˈhɪb ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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