void·able /'vȯi-də-bəl/ adj: capable of being voided; specif: subject to being declared void when one party is wronged by the other
a voidable contract
void·abil·i·ty /ˌvȯi-də-'bi-lə-tē/ n

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

I adjective capable of being adjudged invalid, capable of being adjudged void, capable of being annulled, capable of being declared ineffectual, capable of being declared void, defeasible, liable to be annulled, nullifiable, revocable, subject to being revoked, subject to cancellation associated concepts: voidable contract, voidable judgment, voidable marriage, voidable preference II index defeasible

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A transaction, which is void, is treated as if it had never taken place and had no effect. A voidable transaction can be terminated and will be treated as void at that stage but would be effective until the occurrence of the matter which makes it void.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

Able to be annulled or voided due to some irregularity or problem, but valid until that happens.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

capable of being made void.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

A contract that can become void, but is not necessarily so; a contract that one party can affirm or rescind at that party's option. An example might be a contract entered into by a minor that is voidable once the minor reaches the age of majority, or alternatively, which the minor may affirm.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. Able to be later voided or nullified; a valid act that may achieve what its purpose was until its fatal flaw is discovered or takes effect and causes it to be voided. For example, a minor may enter into an agreement with a book club and not buy the number of books she contracts to. When the book club tries to recover the remaining part of the contract, the minor repudiates it and it becomes void, because a minor may not make a valid contract.
@ voidable preference
Bankruptcy term referring to a payment or transfer made by the debtor to a creditor within a certain period of time before declaration of bankruptcy is made, to the disadvantage of other creditors seeking a share of remaining assets of the debtor; such payments may be set aside.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

That which is not absolutely void, but may be avoided.

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

That which is not absolutely void, but may be avoided.
II Capable of being declared invalid; a voidable contract is one where a person may avoid his obligation, as a contract between an adult and a minor.

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

   capable of being made void. Example: a contract entered into by a minor under 18 is voidable upon his/her reaching majority, but the minor may also affirm the contract at that time. "Voidable" is distinguished from "void" in that it means only that a thing can become void but is not necessarily void.
   See also: void

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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