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defeasance
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A clause in a deed, lease, will or other legal document that completely or partially negates the document if a certain condition occurs or fails to occur. Defeasance also means the act of rendering something null and void. For example, a will may provide that a gift of property is defeasable -- that is, it will be void -- if the beneficiary fails to marry before the willmaker's death.


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