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indefinite

adjective alterable, ambiguous, ambiguus, amorphic, amorphous, barely seen, blurred, blurry, broad, changeable, cloudy, controvertible, cryptic, dim, doubtful, dubious, dubius, enigmatic, equivocal, evasive, faint, formless, ill-defined, imperspicuous, imprecise, in doubt, incertus, indecisive, indistinct, indistinguishable, inexact, mysterious, nondescript, nonspecific, not positive, not sharp, obscure, opaque, open to question, oracular, questionable, shapeless, subject to change, suppositional, theoretical, unascertained, unbounded, uncertain, unclear, undecided, undefined, undetermined, undiscernible, unintelligible, unlimited, unresolved, unsettled, unstable, unsure, untold, vague
Associated concepts: indefinite contract, indefinite failure of issue, indefinite liability, indefinite sentence
See also: aleatory, ambiguous, broad, conditional, debatable, disputable, equivocal, impalpable, incomprehensible, inconspicuous, indeterminate, intangible, obscure, open-ended, outstanding, pending, provisional, speculative, sporadic, uncertain, undecided, unlimited, unspecified, vague

INDEFINITE. That which is undefined; uncertain.

INDEFINITE, NUMBER. A number which may be increased or diminished at pleasure.
     2. When a corporation is composed of an indefinite number of persons, any number of them consisting of a majority of those present may do any act unless it be otherwise regulated by the charter or by-laws. See Definite number.

LEGACY, INDEFINITE. A bequest of things which are not enumerated or ascertained as to numbers or quantities; as, a bequest by a testator of all his goods, all his stocks in the funds. Lownd. on Leg. 84; Swinb. 485; Amb. 641; 1 P. Wms. 697.

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