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redhibition

[red-i-bish-uh n, red-hi-]
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noun Civil Law.
  1. the nullification of a sale because of a defect in the article sold of such nature as to make it totally or virtually unusable or as to have prevented the purchase if known to the buyer.
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Origin of redhibition

1650–60; < Latin redhibitiōn- (stem of redhibitiō), equivalent to redhibit(us), past participle of redhibēre to return (an item bought), take back (an item sold) (red- red- + -hib(ēre), combining form of habēre to have + -itus -ite2) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsred·hib·i·to·ry [red-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /rɛdˈhɪb ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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  • Redhibition, red-hi-bish′un, n. (law) an action to oblige the seller to annul the sale because of a defect—also Rehibi′tion.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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