One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not named or classified.
unnamed, unstated, unidentified, unquantified, undesignated, undefined, unfixed, undecided, undetermined, uncertain, uncountedView synonyms
- ‘If that is so, your Honour, what then moved the plaintiff was simply and solely what we have called the seeking of a remedy for an innominate cause of action for unfair disclosure.’
- ‘The judge's answer was that the obligation to give notice to the excess layer underwriters is an innominate term breach of which, if sufficiently serious, entitles the defendants to reject liability for the relevant claim.’
- ‘In other words, they are not in themselves ordinary promissory terms which can be characterised as conditions in the contract properly so called or innominate terms.’
- ‘My Lords, I venture to doubt whether much help is necessarily to be derived in determining whether a particular term is to be construed as a condition or as an innominate term by attaching a particular label to the contract.’
- ‘Wrongful interference with rights is an innominate and developing tort.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin innominatus, from in- ‘not’ + nominatus ‘named’ (past participle of nominare).
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