Origin of defeasance
Examples from the Web for defeasance
Defeasance in a bill of sale is the putting an end to the security by realizing the goods for the benefit of the mortgagee.
This condition is known as the defeasance because it defeats or undoes the bond.
It must be of a thing defeasible, and all the conditions must be strictly carried out before the defeasance can be consummated.
British Dictionary definitions for defeasance
noun mainly law
- a condition, the fulfilment of which renders a deed void
- the document containing such a condition
Word Origin for defeasance
Word Origin and History for defeasance
early 15c., from Anglo-French defesaunce, Old French desfaisance "undoing, destruction," from desfaire (Modern French défaire) "to undo, destroy" (see defeat (v.)). Related: Defease; defeasible.