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

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

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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indefeasibility means that the powers of public officials to recognize,
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.
Immediate indefeasibility proposes that once a fraudulent document becomes registered, it cannot be annulled.
As claims to enforce pre-existing trust property they would be defeated by the principle of indefeasibility of title.
In default unification this follows from the indefeasibility of reduplicant specific information, and thus the zero effectively eliminates an onset consonant inherited from the base, as shown in Figure 18 for Hindi ghore ore.
(210) This binary division hardly seems to address the facilitative functions of a land titles statute but it may be relevant if a province or third party seeks to rely upon the indefeasibility provisions of a land titles act to argue that issuance of a certificate of title worked an extinguishment of an Aboriginal title.
There may be, for example, some limited legislative exemptions in the form of exceptions to indefeasibility or overriding interests.
He applied the law of deferred indefeasibility. He wrote, "under this doctrine, the risk of fraud is borne by the immediate parties to the fraudulent transaction ...
C'est, a-t-on dit, principalement pour des raisons pratiques et de securite que la theorie de l'incontestabilite immediate a ete admise en Nouvelle-Zelande et en Australie : [...] the case for immediate indefeasibility is not based on irrefutable logic, but must depend on value judgments concerning the weight of conflicting policies.