|n.||1.||The quality of being impossible; impracticability.|
|2.||An impossible thing; that which is not possible; that which can not be thought, done, or endured.|
|Noun||1.||impossibility - incapability of existing or occurring|
|2.||impossibility - an alternative that is not available|
Synonyms: impossible action
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.