inherent vice

Definition of "inherent vice"
  1. A potential defect in a product that could cause damage without external influence, often excluded from insurance policies
How to use "inherent vice" in a sentence
  1. Due to inherent vice, the car's battery failed.
  2. The inherent vice of the chemical caused a spontaneous explosion.
  3. The fabric's inherent vice caused it to unravel, despite careful handling.

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