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1 : the quality or fact of being inconsistent, irreconcilable, or in disagreement
: a contradiction or inconsistency between sections of a legal instrument (as a contract or statute) [if two acts which cover the same subject matter are repugnant…, the latter operates to the extent of the as a repeal of the former "In re Miller, 107 F. Supp. 1006 (1952)"]
2 : an instance of contradiction or inconsistency
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.