Voidable Law and Legal Definition

Something which is voidable is subject to becoming void. Void means something which is invalid and of no effect. A law that is found unconstitutional is considered void, and a marriage which has been annulled by court judgment is void.

When a contract is said to be voidable, it is assumed that a contract has been made, but that it is subject to being unmade at the election of one party. This may be because of the breach of some condition attached to its existence either expressly or by implication. A voidable contract may also exist because a party to the contract is a minor or incompetent. Also, if a contract contained a representation which was fraudulent, and which misled the party to whom it was made, the contract would be voidable on the same principles as if the representation had been made beforehand.