impracticability

impracticability
im·prac·ti·ca·bil·i·ty /im-ˌprak-ti-kə-'bi-lə-tē/ n
1: the state of being impracticable
2: a doctrine in contract law: relief from obligations under a contract may be granted when performance has been rendered excessively difficult, expensive, or harmful by an unforeseen contingency; also: a defense to breach of contract on the ground that it has been rendered impracticable – called also commercial impracticability, impracticability of performance; compare frustration; impossibility of performance at impossibility
◇ Under section 2-615 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the impracticability must arise “by the occurrence of contingency the non-occurrence of which was a basic assumption on which the contract was made” or by compliance with the law.
3: excessive difficulty in carrying out a procedure (as joinder)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

impracticability
index impossibility

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


impracticability
Substantial difficulty or inconvenience in following a particular course of action, but not such insurmountability or hopelessness as to make performance impossible.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


impracticability
Substantial difficulty or inconvenience in following a particular course of action, but not such insurmountability or hopelessness as to make performance impossible.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Impracticability — Im*prac ti*ca*bil i*ty, n.; pl. {Impracticabilities}. 1. The state or quality of being impracticable; infeasibility. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. An impracticable thing. [1913 Webster] 3. Intractableness; stubbornness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • impracticability — The term impracticability in federal rule (Fed.R.Civ.P. 23) providing for class action if class is so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable does not mean impossibility but only the difficulty of inconvenience of joining all… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impracticability — The term impracticability in federal rule (Fed.R.Civ.P. 23) providing for class action if class is so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable does not mean impossibility but only the difficulty of inconvenience of joining all… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impracticability — impracticable ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impossible in practice to do or carry out. DERIVATIVES impracticability noun impracticably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • impracticability — noun see impracticable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • impracticability — See impracticable. * * * …   Universalium

  • impracticability — noun a) The quality or condition of being impracticable. b) An impracticable thing. Ant: practicability …   Wiktionary

  • impracticability — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hopelessness, infeasibility, uselessness, emptiness; see futility , impossibility …   English dictionary for students

  • impracticability — im·prac·ti·ca·bil·i·ty || ɪm‚præktɪkÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. quality of being impractical; condition of being unusable; unsuitability …   English contemporary dictionary

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