Definition of effluxion in English:

effluxion

noun

  • 1Law
    The passing of time, in particular when leading to the expiration of an agreement or contract.

    efflux
    • ‘This is not the sort of evidence that will suffer by way of effluxion of time.’
    • ‘I reject the submission that the right to apply lapsed through effluxion of time.’
    • ‘With the effluxion of 42 years, it has been difficult to contact many of the creditors with death, bankruptcies and relocations intervening.’
    • ‘Despite the effluxion of almost two years, the arbitration has not yet really got off the starting line.’
    • ‘It follows that on August 17, 1979, the plaintiff's action was not barred by the effluxion of time.’
  • 2archaic The action of flowing out.

    • ‘This showed that George had died at 1.30 PM on October 4 from ‘effluxion of blood into the left side of the chest.’’
    • ‘Hence, the effluxion is prevented and it helps to increase the pressure of the incompressible hydraulic fluid.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from French, or from late Latin effluxio(n-), from effluere flow out.

Pronunciation:

effluxion

/eˈfləkSHən/