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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rescindable, voidable(adj)

    capable of being rescinded or voided

    "the judgment was rescindable"; "voidable contracts"


  1. voidable(Adjective)

    that may be voided, rescinded or annulled

  2. voidable(Adjective)

    that may be avoided; avoidable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voidable(adj)

    capable of being voided, or evacuated

  2. Voidable(adj)

    capable of being avoided, or of being adjudged void, invalid, and of no force; capable of being either avoided or confirmed


  1. Voidable

    In law, a transaction or action which is voidable is valid, but may be annulled by one of the parties to the transaction. Voidable is usually used in distinction to void ab initio and unenforceable. The act of invalidating the contract by the party exercising its rights to annul the voidable contract is usually referred to either as voiding the contract or avoiding the contract. Black's Law Dictionary defines voidable as follows: Generally speaking, one party will have the right to elect whether to annul the transaction or to affirm it. The avoiding of a voidable transaction amounts to the rescinding it, or exercising a power of rescission, and as such is subject to the general law in that regard. The right to rescind can be lost. In common law there are generally said to be four "bars" to rescission, any one of which will cause the agreement to no longer be considered voidable. ⁕delay ⁕affirmation ⁕restitutio in integrum being impossible ⁕third party rights Although the law varies from country to country, most disputes relating to whether a transaction is void or voidable turn on the ability to transfer title to goods. In many jurisdictions, if a transaction is valid, but voidable, title to good still passes under the transaction, and the recipient may sell them with good title. If the transaction is void, no title passes, and the original seller can reclaim the goods.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voidable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voidable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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