redhibitory defect

Definition of "redhibitory defect"
  1. A flaw or problem that makes an object unworkable, or significantly less useful or valuable, leading to the presumption that the purchaser would not have acquired it, or would have paid less, if they knew about the flaw
How to use "redhibitory defect" in a sentence
  1. The company had to recall their new product due to a redhibitory defect that came to light after the release.
  2. If a newly purchased car fails to start due to a redhibitory defect, the buyer may seek a return or reduction in price.
  3. The house sale was canceled when an inspection revealed a redhibitory defect that significantly reduced the property's value.

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