un·en·force·able /ˌən-in-'fȯr-sə-bəl/ adj: not enforceable in a court
un·en·force·abil·i·ty /-ˌfȯr-sə-'bi-lə-tē/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index void (invalid)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(of a contract) unable to be enforced by either party or unenforceable by one. In the former case, the contract is for practical purposes void, but in the latter case the other party may enforce. This question arises most often in relation to illegal contracts.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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