impossibility[im päs′ə bil′i tē]
impossibility definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the fact or quality of being impossible
- pl. impossibilities something impossible
Origin: Old French impossibilite ; from Late Latin impossibilitas
impossibility definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. im·pos·si·bil·i·ties
- The condition or quality of being impossible.
- Something impossible.
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.