impossibility[im päs′ə bil′i tē]
- the fact or quality of being impossible
- pl. impossibilities something impossible
Origin of impossibilityOld French impossibilite ; from Late Latin impossibilitas
- The condition or quality of being impossible.
- Something impossible.
(countable and uncountable, plural impossibilities)
- Something that is impossible.
- Meeting the deadline is an impossibility; there is no way we can be ready in time.
- (uncountable) The quality of being impossible.
From Middle French impossibilité, from Latin impossibilitās.
impossibility - Legal Definition
The condition of being unable to happen or to be achieved.factual impossibility
Of an act that cannot physically be done.legal impossibility
In criminal law, a defense to charges on the basis that the acts committed were not illegal. In civil law, an act which is impossible by operation of law or rule, such as an attempt by a minor to enter into a binding contract.