Definitions

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  • adv. In an indefeasible manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an indefeasible manner; so as not to be defeated or made void; so as not to be set aside or overcome.

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Examples

  • For some philosophers, “the wrongfulness of lying is ¦ built into the definition of the term” (Kemp and Sullivan 1993, 153), and the claim that lying is defeasibly morally wrong, or indefeasibly morally wrong, is a tautology

    The Definition of Lying and Deception

  • Since, according to this definition, lying is always a violation of another person's right of liberty of judgment with the intention to harm that other person, and because, according to those who defend this definition, it is indefeasibly wrong to do this, for these philosophers, the claim that lying is indefeasibly morally wrong is a tautology.

    The Definition of Lying and Deception

  • According to all of the definitions of lying so far considered, it is not part of the meaning of lying that it is morally wrong, either defeasibly or indefeasibly.

    The Definition of Lying and Deception

  • These texts make a powerful case that nothing can be indefeasibly Known prior to establishing that we're creatures of an all-perfect God, not an evil genius.

    Descartes' Epistemology

  • Propositions in this special class can be indefeasibly Known even by atheists.

    Descartes' Epistemology

  • I descended a little on the Side of that delicious Vale, surveying it with a secret Kind of Pleasure, tho' mixt with my other afflicting Thoughts to think that this was all my own, that I was King and Lord of all this Country indefeasibly, and had a Right of Possession; and if I could convey it, I might have it in Inheritance, as compleatly as any Lord of a Mannor in England.

    The craziest book I've read for a while

  • Without an approach to a consensus, the aesthetic impulse can never be content; for it is indefeasibly sociable.

    The Principles of Aesthetics

  • There was a feeling of ease among them, too, of the indefeasibly won, which the event is apt to bring even when the surgeon-lieutenant-colonelcy is most strikingly deserved.

    The Path of a Star

  • 'Venerable to me is the hard Hand; crooked, coarse; wherein notwithstanding lies a cunning virtue, indefeasibly royal, as of the Sceptre of this Planet.

    Victorian Worthies Sixteen Biographies

  • Venerable to me is the hard Hand; crooked, coarse; wherein, notwithstanding, lies a cunning virtue, indefeasibly royal, as of the

    The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book

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