Potestative
Potestative Po*tes"ta*tive, a. [L. potestativus, fr. potestas power: cf. F. potestatif. See {Potent}.] Authoritative. [Obs.] --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

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  • potestative — ● potestatif, potestative adjectif (bas latin potestativus, du latin classique potestas, pouvoir) Qui est à la volonté d une des parties contractantes. ● potestatif, potestative (expressions) adjectif (bas latin potestativus, du latin classique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • potestative — po·tes·ta·tive …   English syllables

  • potestative — adjective Etymology: Late Latin potestativus, from Latin potestat , potestas power + ivus ive obsolete : having power or authority : potent …   Useful english dictionary

  • potestative condition — see condition Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • potestative condition — ˈpōd.əˌstād.iv noun : a condition or term of a legal agreement that is completely within the power and control of one of the parties and that makes the agreement unenforceable for lack of mutuality of obligation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Condition potestative — ● Condition potestative celle qui fait dépendre un rapport de droit de la survenue d un événement qu il est au pouvoir de l une des parties de faire arriver ou d empêcher …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • clause potestative — In French law, the name given to the clause whereby one party to a contract reserves to himself the right to annul it …   Black's law dictionary

  • clause potestative — In French law, the name given to the clause whereby one party to a contract reserves to himself the right to annul it …   Black's law dictionary

  • potestatif — potestatif, ive [ pɔtɛstatif, iv ] adj. • 1802; « capable de » XVIe; lat. potestativus, de potestas « puissance » ♦ Dr. Qui dépend de la volonté des parties contractantes. Condition potestative. ● potestatif, potestative adjectif (bas latin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • condition — con·di·tion 1 n 1: an uncertain future act or event whose occurrence or nonoccurrence determines the rights or obligations of a party under a legal instrument and esp. a contract; also: a clause in the instrument describing the act or event and… …   Law dictionary

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