Definition of Inoperative

1. Adjective. Not working or taking effect. "An inoperative law"

Similar to: Down, Dead, Defunct
Antonyms: Operative



Definition of Inoperative

1. a. Not operative; not active; producing no effects; as, laws renderd inoperative by neglect; inoperative remedies or processes.

Definition of Inoperative

1. Adjective. not working or functioning; either idle or broken ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) No longer legally binding ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inoperative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inoperative

inoffensiveness
inofficial
inofficially
inofficious
inofficiously
inogen
inoic beam
inolimomab
inopectic
inoperable
inoperancies
inoperancy
inoperant
inoperation
inoperations
inoperative (current term)
inoperativeness
inoperculate
inoperculates
inopexia
inopinable
inopinate
inopportune
inopportunely
inopportuneness
inopportunity
inoppressive
inopulent
inorb
inorbed

Literary usage of Inoperative

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1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"That the President of the United made inoperative ]i¡t]ea of ne;lt cattle may be made without dunger of the introduction or by proclamation , . « - ,. ° . ..."

2. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1881)
"inoperative. Thus, in Burnet v. Coby, (c) where a testator devised lands to A for life, and after his decease to the heirs male of the body of A and tiie ..."

3. Principles of Contract at Law and in Equity: A Treatise on the General by Frederick Pollock, Gustavus Henry Wald, Samuel Williston (1906)
"... Fraud, Ac., 561 A. Mistake in general, 564 Generally it is in itself inoperative either to avoid civil liabilities (Except in certain special cases, ..."

4. The Law of Patents for Useful Inventions by William Callyhan Robinson (1890)
"It is obvious that no patent can be invalid and inoperative by reason of its failure to describe and claim matter lying outside the limits of that invention ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Wills inoperative before death.—No testament is of any effect till after the death of the testator. ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"inoperative or invalid patents, which are so by reason of a defective or insufficient specification, or by reason that the patentee claimed as his own ..."

7. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"is put into the post office, a telegram revoking the acceptance would be inoperative, though it reached the offeror before the letter. ..."

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