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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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In drafting the proposed revenue standards, the FASB and the IASB have clearly acknowledged the possibility that some agreements between vendors and customers are unenforceable and therefore would not result in revenue recognition by the vendor.
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