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- The condition or quality of being opposable (capable of being placed opposite to something else).
- 1919, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, volume 9, page 276:
- Among the Primates themselves there is a whole group of living species, the South American marmosets, that, in the fore feet at least, show no evidence of opposability, although they are strictly arboreal in habits.
- The condition or quality of being opposable (capable of being resisted).
- 2006, Martti Koskenniemi, From Apology to Utopia: The Structure of International Legal Argument:
- This consequence remains hidden as long as custom is thought in terms of "opposabilities" in which the States' conduct is interpreted so as to render the same norm.
- 2008, Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, European Contract Law: Materials for a Common Frame of Reference: Terminology, Guiding Principles, Model Rules:
- Although no provision of the Civil Code lays down the principle of invocability, it is nonetheless unanimously admitted and is found in substantive law in two forms: the opposability of the contract to third parties, and the opposability of the contract by third parties.