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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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The holder of a mortgage would still, under section 26(1) of the LTA, only be deemed to be entitled rather than indefeasibly entitled to the interest, but it should receive compensation if deprived of that interest because of fraud.
(61) I again note that the possibility of re-cognition of meaning within indefeasibly delimited socio-historical contexts inevitably brings metaphysical questions to the fore.
The property has become vested indefeasibly in the taxpayer's child.
A spouse's interest in TBE property becomes indefeasibly fixed and the beneficiary is finally ascertained at the time the tenancy is created.[49] Thus, spouses who have acquired TBE property together by deed may only execute a valid disclaimer for state law purposes within one year of the date of the deed, regardless of the date of death of the first spouse to die.
Merely because Frege denies on the ground of embedding considerations that any expression in natural language is a sign of assertion, it does not follow that according to him for an expression to be an assertion sign it must indicate assertion indefeasibly. A weaker and, for all we have said so far, no less adequate principle as far as concerns his logical enterprise is that for an expression to be an assertion sign it must indicate assertion whenever it is used in the performance of a speech act.
The property vested indefeasibly in the spouse within 36 months or longer with the Minister's discretion (written application for an extension is required).
The trust--that is the legal arrangement itself--was resident in Canada immediately after the time the property vested indefeasibly in the trust;
(37.) Remainders can be classified as indefeasibly vested, contingent, vested subject to open, and vested subject to complete defeasance.
In effect, what section 2-707 does is to transform the remainder interest from one that is indefeasibly vested in B into one in favor of B if B survives A, but if not to BPS descendants surviving A, and if none to those persons who would be the settlor's heirs if the settlor died when A dies.(159) Under section 2-707, the property would not revert to the settlor even if the settlor survived A.(160) Nor would the settlor want it to, for irrevocable inter vivos trusts are normally created for tax reasons-to subject the creation of the trust to the gift tax, avoiding the estate tax.
Descartes characterizes foundational beliefs as indefeasibly justified and nonfoundational justified beliefs as deductively based on foundational beliefs.
We get the proposition that no woodchuck is a groundhog by, as it were, allowing ourselves automatically to move from the sentence "No woodchuck is a groundhog" to the singular term "that no woodchuck is a groundhog", which we then indefeasibly take to refer to (the proposition) that no woodchuck is a groundhog.
In this fixed, unchanging interpretive universe, discrimination has been indefeasibly joined with intent.