unenforceable

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unenforceable

(of a contract) unable to be enforced by either party or unenforceable by one. In the former case, the contract is for practical purposes void, but in the latter case the other party may enforce. This question arises most often in relation to ILLEGAL CONTRACTs.
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ICC legal specialists wrote: "Many companies today simply are not willing to subject themselves to the costs of investigation and compliance with a myriad of rules in each country, or the risks of sanctions, unenforceable contracts, and adverse publicity in hundreds of countries, states, and provinces."
In some states, even interference with unenforceable contracts can be cause for legal action.