Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Mutually repugnant or contradictory; contrary, the one to the other, so that both cannot stand, but the acceptance or establishment of the one implies the abrogation or abandonment of the other; as, in speaking of "inconsistent defenses," or the repeal by a statute of "all laws inconsistent herewith." See In re Hickory Tree Road, 43 Pa. 142; Irwin v. Holbrook, 32 Wash. 349, 73 Pac. 361; Swan v. U. S., 3 Wyo. 151, 9 Pac. 931.