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VIABILITY, med. jur. An aptitude to live after birth; extra uterine life. 1 Briand. Med. Leg. 1ere partie, c. 6, art. 2. See 2 Sav. Dr. Rom. Append. III. for a learned discussion of this subject.

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In addition, the IPPs themselves also face other headwinds which include PPAs that have become inviable due to rising fuel costs, uneven gas supplies, and average cost over-runs of 35 per cent for many generating plants under construction.
The ever-increasing mountain of debt was in danger of making the State totally inviable with precious resources used to meet interest payments.
The facility had a lovely homely feel but the reality of professional sport made staying there inviable - even if it was an option, which an ill-fated dalliance with a property company made sure it wasn't.
They are responsible for a developmental defect that makes the would-be offspring of pairings between infected male mosquitoes and uninfected females inviable.
Hace propios los valores civiles del mundo moderno de libertad responsable y del consiguiente pluralismo en la edificacion de la civitas terrena, teniendo por inviable el regreso al regimen de Cristiandad de la Edad Media; pero a la vez rectifica el intento secular de la Modernidad de prescindir de Dios y de su ley moral en las realizaciones temporales, instando al reconocimiento de un bien comun fundante que asegure la cohesion del conjunto social.