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Indefeasible

That which cannot be defeated, revoked, or made void. This term is usually applied to an estate or right that cannot be defeated.

indefeasible

adj. cannot be altered or voided, usually in reference to an interest in real property.

indefeasible

adjective binding, confirmed, established, immutable, imperishable, in perpetuum ratus, inalienable, incapable of being defeated, incapable of being revoked, incontestable, incontrovertible, indestructible, indissoluble, indubitable, ineradicable, inextinguishable, insusceptible of change, invariable, inviolable, irrefragable, irreversible, irrevocable, nonreversible, not forfeitable, not to be abrogated, not to be annulled, not to be made void, permanent, reverseless, settled, unalterable, unchallengeable, unchangeable, undefeatable, undeniable, unquestionable
Associated concepts: indefeasible estate, indefeasible interrst, indefeasible title, indefeasibly vested
See also: certain, clear, compulsory, conclusive, definite, determinative, incontestable, indelible, indestructible, irreversible, irrevocable, permanent, positive, unalienable, unavoidable

indefeasible

not liable to be annulled or forfeited.

INDEFEASIBLE. That which cannot be defeated or undone. This epithet is usually applied to an estate or right which cannot be defeated.

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The domestic law must explicitly state the indefeasibility of indigenous rights and a method for outside entities to negotiate with local tribes for traditional knowledge licensing transactions.
An agreement of this type, in which it entered on an indefinite period, it would be fully void, the partition's indefeasibility being of public order (Deak, 2002: 493).
11) The cornerstone of Torrens is indefeasibility of title of the registered interests.
While landowners essentially have no opportunity to discover that their property is being fraudulently sold and mortgaged, much less to prevent the fraud, several recent judicial decisions have applied the concept of deferred indefeasibility.
50) Say-Dee's equitable interest under the constructive trust arising from Elias's (assumed) breach of fiduciary obligation was therefore defeated by the recipients' registered title unless an exception to indefeasibility applied.
In both cases, whether the onset is filled by an extra inherited segment or by spreading from the preceding coda, the indefeasibility of the reduplicant-specific description is again responsible.
It is to be noted that Bogdanovic contains no discussion of the rationale for distinguishing between the indefeasibility of title of a purchaser for value as distinct from a mere volunteer.
Insofar as the indefeasibility provisions of the Act might seem to confer an indefeasible title on the transferee (or at the very least a purchaser from that transferee who also registers) such a result conflicts with the result ordained by the terms of the Nunavut Final Agreement which, as noted above, has the force of federal law, and in the event of a conflict the terms of the Agreement and the federal statute, the terms of the Agreement and the federal statute will prevail over the terms of the territorial statute.
There may be, for example, some limited legislative exemptions in the form of exceptions to indefeasibility or overriding interests.
the case for immediate indefeasibility is not based on irrefutable logic, but must depend on value judgments concerning the weight of conflicting policies.
The indefeasibility of a Torrens title should not be used as a means to perpetrate fraud against the rightful owner of real property.