Enemy of the State (1998) - Robert Clayton Dean: Actually, I believe the term "shyster" is reserved for attorneys of the Jewish persuasion. I believe the proper term for me is "eggplant."


Having no legal effect or consequence if the party affected so chooses.

That which has some force or effect, but which, in consequence of some inherent quality, may be legally annulled or avoided.

As a familiar example, may be mentioned the case of a contract, made by an infant with an adult, which maybe avoided or confirmed by the former on his coining of age. Such contracts are generally of binding force until avoided by the party having a right to annul them.