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DEFECTIVE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Lacking in some particular which is essential to the completeness, legalsufficiency, or security of the object spoken of; as, a “defective” highway or bridge,(Munson v. Derby, 37 Conn. 310, 9 Am. Rep. 332; Whitney v. Ticouderoga, 53 Hun,214, 6 N. Y. Supp. 844;) machinery, (Machinery Co. v. Brady, 60 111. App. 379;) writor recognizance, (State v. La valley, 9 Mo. 836; McArthur v. Boynton, 19 Colo. App.234, 74 Pac. 542;) or title, (Copertini v. Op- permann, 76 Cal. 181, 18 Pac. 256.)


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