redhibition

[ red-i-bish-uhn, red-hi- ]
/ ˌrɛd ɪˈbɪʃ ən, ˌrɛd hɪ- /

noun Civil Law.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM redhibition

red·hib·i·to·ry [red-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /rɛdˈhɪb ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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