Legal Definition and Related Resources of Voidable

Meaning of Voidable

A transaction or agreement is said to be voidable when one of the parties to it is entitled to rescind it and until such rescission it continues to have full legal validity. While no interest or title can be passed by a party to a void contract insofar as a voidable contract is concerned, such title or interest can be passed to a third party before it is rescinded and provided the third party acquires such right or interest without notice or for value.

Voidable Alternative Definition

That which has some force or effect, but which, in consequence of some inherent quality, may be legally annulled or avoided. The steps to avoid it must be taken by the proper party and by means of a direct attack upon it. 156 III. 644; 181 111. App. 58; 252 111. 42.

Synonyms of Voidable


  • 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

Related Entries of Voidable in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Voidable in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Voidable in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of voidable.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Voidable Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Voidable in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: CONTRACT that can be annulled by either party after it is signed because FRAUD, incompetence, or another illegality exists or because a right of rescission applies.

Concept of Voidable in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Voidable: May be voided, but not void in itself.

Concept of Voidable in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Voidable: May be voided, but not void in itself.



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