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Mutually repugnant or contradictory; contrary, the one to the that both cannot stand, but the acceptance or establishment of the one implies theabrogation or abandonment of the other; as, in speaking of “inconsistent defenses,” orthe repeal by a statute of “all laws inconsistent herewith.” See Iu re Hickory Tree Road,43 I


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