Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That cannot be annulled or made void: an indefeasible claim; indefeasible rights.

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  • adj. not liable to being annulled or declared void.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not to be defeated; not defeasible; incapable of being annulled or made void.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not defeasible; not to be defeated or made void; that cannot be set aside or overcome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not liable to being annulled or voided or undone

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Examples

  • If seisin corporeal, user immemorial, and prescription for levance and couchance conferred any title indefeasible, then were the rabbits the owners in fee-simple, absolute, paramount, and source of pedigree.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • While NBN Co should be prepared to build, they should also be "open to securing long-term indefeasible rights of use from existing dark fibre assets on these routes.

    iTnews Australia

  • The title so regis - tered is made by law indefeasible, that is, the certificate is given the effect of a decree of court which cannot be questioned.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • The removal of that good and estimable character, the Earl of Charlemont, from the office of Governor of the County of Armagh -- an office which might be considered as hereditary in his family, and to which his estate in that county gave him a kind of indefeasible right, is one instance of a number.

    The Causes of the Rebellion in Ireland Disclosed In an Address to the People of England, in Which It Is Proved by Incontrovertible Facts, That the System for Some Years Pursued in That Country, Has Driven It into Its Present Dreadful Situation

  • New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that candidates, including those aspiring for the posts of judges, cannot claim any "indefeasible" right of appointment merely because they had been selected in the merit list.

    Zee News : India National

  • He was attracted to the image of science: mastery and technological power, the promise of objective, indefeasible truth, men in white lab coats fiercely committed to stripping away illusions.

    The Dangers of Architectural Positivism

  • "[T] he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it."

    It's what we have to do.

  • Registration of Titles Act Cap 201 of the laws of Kenya which provides inter alia, that the certificate of Title issued by the Registrar to a purchaser of land upon a transfer shall be taken by all courts as conclusive evidence that the person named therein as proprietor of the land is the indefeasible owner thereof …. and the title to that proprietor shall not be subject to challenge.

    Indefeasibility of title? Not that indefeasible in Kenya? : Law is Cool

  • This means that a land holder granted conclusive title to his property by the State will have an indefeasible right over this property.

    India Lands in a Mess

  • That the people have an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform or change their government, whenever it be found adverse or inadequate to the purposes of its institution.45

    Ratification

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