Impossibility


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Impossibility

See also Unattainability.
belling the cat
mouse’s proposal for warning of cat’s approach; application fatal. [Gk. Lit.: Aesop’s Fables]
east and west
since one direction is relative to the other, “never the twain shall meet.” [Pop. Usage: Misc.]
leopard’s spots
beast powerless to change them. [O.T.: Jeremiah 13:23]
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All the more, the current Civil Code's regulations deal also with the remedies for impossibility of performance, in article 1557.
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Plaintiff argued that the 2008 global credit crisis, which it claimed prevented Younan from obtaining commercially practicable financing, excused it from performing under the contract pursuant to the doctrine of impossibility of performance.
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However, there is a Maimonidean distinction between physical and logical impossibility that comes into play here.
1 : something that cannot be done or occur <Time travel is an impossibility.
As for the "alleged impossibility of applying the Commission's decisions," Spain failed to prove that it found itself in the virtual impossibility of executing these decisions.
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