redhibition

[ red-i-bish-uh n, 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.

Nearby words

  1. redfoot,
  2. redford,
  3. redgrave,
  4. redhead,
  5. redheaded,
  6. redhibitory,
  7. redhorse,
  8. redi,
  9. redi, francesco,
  10. redia

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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