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I have the following sentence,

This we have heard and seen, as others beside us have seen; how can it not be, when nowadays some famous books of the madhāhib rule such cases of invalidity or detestability.

I need an alternative for “detestability” as I can't find its definition in any standard online dictionary. I've found an entry in Wiktionary but I'd prefer a word defined by a standard dictionary.

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    It's just a simple addition of -ability to detest. I for one get the meaning. – NVZ Jun 26 '17 at 18:41
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    The noun form of detestable is detestableness, but did you want a word that rhymes with invalidity? – jxh Jun 26 '17 at 18:43
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    @KitZ.Fox, It's part of a longer discussion. The latter is what is intended, i.e. “the madhāhib rule such cases as invalid or detestable.” This can be inferred from the context. – Khalid Hussain Jun 26 '17 at 18:49
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    I'm still not sure if I understand. If it is 'rule' in the sense of 'judge', then it would be written "rule such cases as invalid or detestable". – Kit Z. Fox Jun 26 '17 at 18:51
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    There's despicablility – Steve Lovell Jun 26 '17 at 20:41
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As per other comments, I'm not entirely sure what your sentence structure really permits, but if you need a word like detestability then you may be happy with despicability.

despicable adjective

  • deserving to be despised : so worthless or obnoxious as to rouse moral indignation
  • "despicable behavior"

Merriam-Webster

The noun form despicability is not especially common, but is certainly known:

despicability

  • a despicable quality or aspect
  • … when writers present to the world someone as unsympathetic as John Self or Humbert Humbert, they tend to sweeten the pill by offsetting the character's despicability with likeable qualities: irony, japery, or a fancy prose style. — David Annand, The (London) Sunday Telegraph, 4 May 2014

Merriam-Webster

Based on this NGram, it looks like despicable is around 500 times more common than despicability

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