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English translation: Severability, or a Blue-pencil Test, or divisibility of contract

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02:52 May 29, 2000
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Law/Patents
English term or phrase: severability
in an agreement as a para. title:

void clause/severability
AC-Intercar, d.o.o.
English translation:Severability, or a Blue-pencil Test, or divisibility of contract
Explanation:
A judicial standard for deciding whether to invalidate the whole contract or only the offending words.

Under this standard, only the offending words are invalidated if it would be possible to delete them simply by running a blue pencil through them, as opposed to changing, adding, or rearranging words.
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SEVERABILITY CLAUSE in a contract
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A provision that keeps the remaining provisions of a contract or statute in force if any portion of that contract or statute is judicially declared void or unconstitutional.

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SEVERABLE CONTRACT
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A contract that includes two or more promises each of which can be enforced SEPARATELY, so that failure to perform one of the promises does not necessarily put the promisor in breach of the entire contract (also termed - divisible contract, severAL contract).

Very frequently refers to a CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT where a developer undertakes to split a lot into several sublots and construct identical houses on those lots. A breach on one separate lot does not invalidate the whole contract.
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4 +3Severability, or a Blue-pencil Test, or divisibility of contractTatiana Neroni
nadivisibilidadDadou


  

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divisibilidad


Explanation:
Found in Thomas L. West's Spanish-English Dictionary of Law and Business

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Severability, or a Blue-pencil Test, or divisibility of contract


Explanation:
A judicial standard for deciding whether to invalidate the whole contract or only the offending words.

Under this standard, only the offending words are invalidated if it would be possible to delete them simply by running a blue pencil through them, as opposed to changing, adding, or rearranging words.
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SEVERABILITY CLAUSE in a contract
=================================

A provision that keeps the remaining provisions of a contract or statute in force if any portion of that contract or statute is judicially declared void or unconstitutional.

=================

SEVERABLE CONTRACT
===================

A contract that includes two or more promises each of which can be enforced SEPARATELY, so that failure to perform one of the promises does not necessarily put the promisor in breach of the entire contract (also termed - divisible contract, severAL contract).

Very frequently refers to a CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT where a developer undertakes to split a lot into several sublots and construct identical houses on those lots. A breach on one separate lot does not invalidate the whole contract.

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