Definition of impracticability in US English:



  • See impracticable

    • ‘The limitation of impracticability will apply, for example, in a situation of public disorder, where the number of searches to be conducted, or the general situation, will effectively preclude the keeping of records.’
    • ‘Then practicability is merely one consideration among others; here the onus is on the employer to prove impracticability, and if he cannot the additional award will be made (Freemans plc v Flynn ).’
    • ‘This plan foundered more through the sheer impracticability of the proposals than obstruction by officials.’
    • ‘When considering whether a public sewer is appropriate, the Agency has to have regard to the practicability or, as here, impracticability of other solutions.’
    • ‘Also excluded from consideration were the impracticability, cost or difficulty of identifying the potentially harmful agent and taking preventive measures, and the potential social benefits of the product.’