void ab initio
void ab initio
A Latin phrase meaning a contract or agreement is void from the outset. Compare this to a contract that may subsequently be declared void by one of the parties (SA-Bankruptcy.com)

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  • void ab initio — ► having no legal force from the beginning: »The agreement was declared void ab initio because he was under the legal age when he signed it. Main Entry: ↑void …   Financial and business terms

  • void ab initio — adj. Never having had legal validity; void from the beginning. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • void ab initio — lacked validity from the start, is not obligatory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ab initio — ab ini·tio /ˌab ə ni shē ˌō, ˌäb i nē tē ˌō/ adv [Latin]: from the beginning a contract found to be void ab initio Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • ab initio — /abb inish(iy)ow/ From the beginning; from the first act; from the inception. An agreement is said to be void ab initio if it has at no time had any legal validity. A party may be said to be a trespasser, an estate said to be good, an agreement… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ab initio — /abb inish(iy)ow/ From the beginning; from the first act; from the inception. An agreement is said to be void ab initio if it has at no time had any legal validity. A party may be said to be a trespasser, an estate said to be good, an agreement… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ab initio — adverb a) Refers to the time from when a legal document comes into force. b) Refers to calculations from first principles, that is from basic laws without any further additional assumptions. See Also: void ab initio …   Wiktionary

  • ab initio — UK US adverb ► LAW from the beginning: »In view of these omissions, the proceedings to recover possession fail ab initio. → See also VOID(Cf. ↑void) adjective …   Financial and business terms

  • perpetua lex est nullam legem humanam ac positivam perpetuam esse, et clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet — /parpetyuwa leks est nalam liyjam hyuwmeynam aek pozatayvam parpetyuwam esiy, et kloz(y)ala kwiy sbrsgeyshiyownam akskl(y)uwdat b anish(iy)ow non vaelat/ It is a perpetual law that no human and positive law can be perpetual, and a clause [in a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet — /klozhala kwiy aebrageyshiyownam akskl(y)uwdat aeb anish(iy)ow non vaelat/ A clause [in a law] which precludes its abrogation is void from the beginning …   Black's law dictionary

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