unconscionable


unconscionable
un·con·scio·na·ble /ˌən-'kän-chə-nə-bəl/ adj: unreasonably unfair to one party, marked by oppression, or otherwise unacceptably offensive to public policy
an unconscionable clause
finds the contract...to have been unconscionable at the time it was madeUniform Commercial Code compare conscionable
un·con·scio·na·bly adv

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

unconscionable
I adjective blackguard, conniving, conscienceless, corrupt, criminal, designing, dishonest, dishonorable, disingenuous, excessive, exorbitant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate, intemperate, intriguing, knavish, monstrous, outrageous, preposterous, rascally, scheming, tricky, unconscienced, unequal, unethical, unfair, unjust, unprincipled, unreasonable, unscrupulous, unwarranted associated concepts: unconscionable bargain, unconscionable conduct, unconscionable contract II index excessive, exorbitant, immoral, inordinate, outrageous, perfidious, prohibitive (costly), reprobate, unethical, unwarranted, usurious

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


unconscionable
adj.
Unreasonably detrimental; grossly one-sided; so unfair or oppressive to the interests of a party to a contract as to render the contract unenforceable.
n.
unconscionability

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


unconscionable
morally abhorrent. In the legal context, from time to time and place to place the law insofar as not already incorporating moral issues allows exceptions to allow parties some degree of relief from being imposed upon. The modern legal conception tends to be discussed around the more practical and objective concept of inequality of bargaining position, which can help consumers as much as the more traditional beneficiary of protection the small debtor pressed for excessive interest or repossession.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


unconscionable
When one party to a contract takes advantage of the other due to unequal bargaining positions, perhaps because of the disadvantaged party's recent trauma, physical infirmity, ignorance, inability to read, or inability to understand the language. A contract will be terminated as unconscionable if the unfairness is so severe that it is shocking to the average person.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


unconscionable
adj. So harmful to the interests of one of the parties to an agreement or contract as to make that paper unenforceable and, therefore, null and void.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


unconscionable
Unusually harsh and shocking to the conscience; that which is so grossly unfair that a court will proscribe it.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


unconscionable
Unusually harsh and shocking to the conscience; that which is so grossly unfair that a court will proscribe it.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

unconscionable
adj.
   referring to a contract or bargain which is so unfair to a party that no reasonable or informed person would agree to it. In a suit for breach of contract, a court will not enforce an unconscionable contract (award damages or order specific performance) against the person unfairly treated, on the theory that he/she was misled, lacked information or signed under duress or misunderstanding. It is similar to an "adhesion contract," in which one party has taken advantage of a person dealing from weakness.
   See also: adhesion contract, contract

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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