defeasible

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 an executory limitation or condition subsequent. Usually spoken of estates and interests in land. For instance, a mortgagee's estate is defeasible (liable to be defeated) by the mortgagor's equity of redemption
@ defeasible fee
An estate in fee that is liable to be defeated by some future contingency; e.g., a vested remainder which might be defeated by the death of the remainderman before the time fixed for the taking effect of the devise. Giltner's Trustee v. Talbott, 253 Ky. 474, 69 S.W.2d 981
@ defeasible title
One that is liable to be annulled or made void, but not one that is already void or an absolute nullity
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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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 — 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 …   Philosophy 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 reasoning — is a kind of reasoning that is based on reasons that are defeasible, as opposed to the indefeasible reasons of deductive logic. Defeasible reasoning is a particular kind of non demonstrative reasoning, where the reasoning does not produce a full …   Wikipedia

  • Defeasible logic — is a non monotonic logic proposed by Donald Nute to formalize defeasible reasoning. In defeasible logic, there are three different types of propositions: strict rules  specify that a fact is always a consequence of another; defeasible… …   Wikipedia

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