indefeasibility

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From indefeasible +‎ -ity.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪndɪfiːzᵻˈbɪlᵻti/

Noun[edit]

indefeasibility (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being indefeasible, of being incapable of being defeated
    • 1861, John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism[1]:
      By this useful accommodation of language, the character of indefeasibility attributed to justice is kept up, and we are saved from the necessity of maintaining that there can be laudable injustice.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 401:
      Siéyès had realized that this was an argument which only the nobility could win, and so began to edge towards a more functional approach which stressed the indefeasibility of individual rights in nature.