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1 a : free from qualification, condition, exception, or restriction [rights that even seem have these qualifications "Long v. Rockwood, 277 U.S. 142 (1927)"] see also absolute ownership at ownership compare qualified
b in the civil law of Louisiana
: having or allowing no legal effect [an impediment]
2 : final and not liable to modification sometimes used after the word it modifies [divorce ] compare nisi
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.