Definition of IMPOSSIBILITY


IMPOSSIBILITY

The character of that which. cannot be done
agreeably to the accustomed order of nature.

2. It is a maxim that no one is bound to perform an
impossibility. A l impossible nul n est tenu. 1 Swift s Dig. 93; 6
Toull. n. 121, 481.

3. As to impossible conditions in contracts, see Bac. Ab.
Conditions, M; Co. Litt. 206; Roll. Ab. 420; 6 Toull. n. 486,
686; Dig. 2, 14, 39; Id. 44, 7, 31; Id. 50, 17, 185; Id. 45, 1,
69. On the subject of impossible conditions in wills, vide 1 Rop.
Leg. 505; Swinb. pt. 4, s. 6; 6 Toull. 614. Vide, generally, Dane s
Ab. Index, h. t.; Clef des Lois Rom. par Fieff Lacroix, h. t.;
Com. Dig. Conditions, D 1 & 2; Vin. Ab. Conditions, C a, D a, E a.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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