procedural unconscionability
procedural unconscionability n: unconscionability that derives from the process of making a contract rather than from inherent unfairness or unreasonableness in the terms of the contract compare substantive unconscionability
◇ Procedural unconscionability is based on factors, such as consumer ignorance or a great deal of unexplained fine print, that serve to deprive a party of a meaningful choice.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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