force and effect

Definition of "force and effect"
  1. The validity and power of a document or agreement, making it legally binding and enforceable
How to use "force and effect" in a sentence
  1. The contract retained its force and effect even after one party declared bankruptcy.
  2. The amendment does not have force and effect until it has been duly ratified.
  3. In the absence of a legal fault, the will's provisions maintain their force and effect.

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