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Inoperative

Void; not active; ineffectual.

The term inoperative is commonly used to indicate that some force, such as a statute or contract, is no longer in effect and legally binding upon the persons who were to be, or had been, affected by it.

See: defective, defunct, disabled, dormant, expendable, inactive, inadequate, ineffective, ineffectual, invalid, nugatory, null, null and void, otiose, powerless, unable, unavailing, unproductive, void
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In practice, the examiner only requests a working model in extreme cases where an invention defies fundamental laws of science and inoperativeness is incredibly clear.
In other words, the function of Titus's revenge is to fill in the gap left by the inoperativeness of Saturninus's law.
The recent inoperativeness of the Epson Color Stylus 800 printing capability, apparently related to a printer head damage.
The interaction between a consonant and a vowel is incontrovertible evidence for the inoperativeness of the similarity principle.