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Impossibility

Im`pos`si`bil´i`ty
n.1.The quality of being impossible; impracticability.
They confound difficulty with impossibility.
- South.
2.An impossible thing; that which is not possible; that which can not be thought, done, or endured.
Impossibilities! O, no, there's none.
- Cowley.
3.Inability; helplessness.
Logical impossibility
a condition or statement involving contradiction or absurdity; as, that a thing can be and not be at the same time. See Principle of Contradiction, under Contradiction.
Noun1.impossibility - incapability of existing or occurring
Synonyms: impossibleness
Antonyms:
possibleness, possibility - capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
2.impossibility - an alternative that is not available

IMPOSSIBILITY. The character of that which. cannot be done agreeably to the accustomed order of nature.
     2. It is a maxim that no one is bound to perform an impossibility. A l'impossible nul n'est tenu. 1 Swift's Dig. 93; 6 Toull. n. 121, 481.
     3. As to impossible conditions in contracts, see Bac. Ab. Conditions, M; Co. Litt. 206; Roll. Ab. 420; 6 Toull. n. 486, 686; Dig. 2, 14, 39; Id. 44, 7, 31; Id. 50, 17, 185; Id. 45, 1, 69. On the subject of impossible conditions in wills, vide 1 Rop. Leg. 505; Swinb. pt. 4, s. 6; 6 Toull. 614. Vide, generally, Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; Clef des Lois Rom. par Fieffe Lacroix, h.t.; Com. Dig. Conditions, D 1 & 2; Vin. Ab. Conditions, C a, D a, E a.

impossibleness, inconceivability, inconceivableness, nonentity, nonexistence, possibility, possibleness, unattainableness
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