inoperancy

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in- +‎ operant +‎ -ancy

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inoperancy (plural inoperancies)

  1. The quality of being inoperant or inoperative, of lacking the power to be effective or effectual.
    • 1935: T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, "Burnt Norton"
      Inoperancy of the world of spirit;
    • The inoperancy of the legal system for such issues.

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