- Capable of being made void. For example, a contract in which one of the parties is a minor (i.e., younger than 18 years of age) is voidable when she or he reaches the age of majority, but the contract may also be affirmed at that time. Voidable is not the same as "void," which in law means to be deemed never to have existed.
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voidable — void·able / vȯi də bəl/ adj: capable of being voided; specif: subject to being declared void when one party is wronged by the other a voidable contract void·abil·i·ty /ˌvȯi də bi lə tē/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… … Law dictionary
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Voidable — Void a*ble, a. 1. Capable of being voided, or evacuated. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Capable of being avoided, or of being adjudged void, invalid, and of no force; capable of being either avoided or confirmed. [1913 Webster] If the metropolitan … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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voidable — That which may be avoided, or declared void; not absolutely void, or void in itself. It imports a valid act which may be avoided rather than an invalid act which may be ratified. United States v. Price, D.C.Iowa, 514 F.Supp. 477, 480. See also… … Black's law dictionary
voidable — adjective Date: 15th century capable of being voided; specifically capable of being adjudged void < a voidable contract > • voidableness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
voidable — void ► ADJECTIVE 1) not valid or legally binding. 2) completely empty. 3) (void of) free from; lacking. ► NOUN ▪ a completely empty space. ► VERB 1) chiefly N. Amer. declare to be not valid or … English terms dictionary
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