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- noun Repugnance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun In law, inconsistency between two clauses or provisions in the same law or document, or in separate laws or documents that must be construed together.
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- noun The quality or property of being
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Upon this account, the Divine power is not said to extend to the working of any thing which implies a contradiction, and the terms whereof speak a repugnancy to one another, and mutually destroy one another, and the doing whereof is contrary to the nature of the thing which is supposed to be done; that is, is nonsense, and cannot be imagined to be.
A judgment of "repugnancy" versus"divergence" depended on the skill of legal argument: "If the English empire and Englishness required transatlantic uniformity, then some nonuniform colonial laws would be judged repugnant.
The repugnancy of the law of Delaware is placed entirely on its repugnancy to the law to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, a power which has not been exceeded as to affect this question.
This uncertainty about where the line between divergence and repugnancy lay was the crux of the problem, and the dynamic thrill, artfully illustrated by the author.
In her new book, Bilder argues that the "repugnancy principle"controlled the legal structures between England and her colonies.
Your level of repugnancy never ceases to amaze me.
In my lifetime, a period in which there has been radical changes in technology, I have not seen the sort of changes in attitudes that could support your position your reference about usury fails to take note of how much repugnancy has declined in the past three or four centuries.
Certainly, Bayle asserts that the value of faith is directly proportional with its repugnancy to reason.
We are therefore of opinion that there is no repugnancy between the several acts of the general assembly of Maryland, given in evidence by the defendants at the trial of this cause, in the court of that State, and the Constitution of the United States.
And its death was not due to the great tactics or machinations of the Bush administration, but due to its own crimes and callous repugnancy.