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In the absence of such officers the proposed legislation would be nugatory and inoperative.
Intention may be inoperative, and effect may be involuntary.
BALZACFREDERICK LAWTON
Like many other statutes of the time this seems to have been inoperative, for we find 23 Hen.
If these sections do not bind the Crown they are meaningless and inoperative.
THE TREATY OF WAITANGIT. LINDSAY BUICK
There was no middle course, apparently, to the rabbit kind, lethodyne was either fatal or else inoperative.
HILDA WADEGRANT ALLEN
It was useless to issue a proclamation that might be as inoperative as the Pope's bull against the comet.
ABRAHAM LINCOLNJOHN DRINKWATER
But the increase of revenue was so small that some of these provisions remained for many years inoperative.
Changing conditions have apparently rendered it now inoperative to that end.
They were saluted with a volley of musketry, all but inoperative.
YORKSHIRE BATTLESEDWARD LAMPLOUGH
Subscription may be thought even to be inoperative upon the conscience by reason of its vagueness.

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