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: to make invalid or ineffectual
: defeat [the remedial purposes of the Workers' Compensation Act should not be frustrated by rigid technical standards "Palmer v. Bath Iron Works Corp., 559 A.2d 340 (1989)"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.