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vitiation (n.)

"impairment, corruption," 1630s, from Latin vitiationem (nominative vitiatio) "violation, corruption," noun of action from past-participle stem of vitiare "to make faulty, injure, spoil, corrupt," from vitium "fault, defect, blemish, crime, vice" (see vice (n.1)).

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Definitions of vitiation from WordNet

vitiation (n.)
nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null;
the vitiation of the contract
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