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Word of the Day 03/24/20 Corrigible

Corrigible (adjective)
corrigible [ kawr-i-juh-buh l, kor- ]


adjective
1. capable of being corrected or reformed: a corrigible criminal.
2. submissive to correction.
3. subject to being revised, improved, or made more accurate: a corrigible theory.

OTHER WORDS FROM CORRIGIBLE
cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty, cor·ri·gi·ble·ness, noun
cor·ri·gi·bly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO CORRIGIBLE
correctable, rectifiable, curable, amendable, emendable, fixable, improvable, recoverable, redeemable, restorable, amenable, capable, mendable, reparative

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Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrigibilis, equivalent to Latin corrig(ere) to correct + -ibilis -ible

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CORRIGIBLE
Corrigible, kor′i-ji-bl, adj. that may be corrected: open to correction.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)|VARIOUS

"The most corrigible case what comes to this court," says Mr. Stubbs, bowing knowingly to the judge.
AN OUTCAST|F. COLBURN ADAMS

You have unburdened your own soul in that matter, and if they had been corrigible, you would have helped a good many more.
LIFE OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE COMPILED FROM HER LETTERS AND JOURNALS|CHARLES EDWARD STOWE

The power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.
CURIOSITIES OF MEDICAL EXPERIENCE|J. G. (JOHN GIDEON) MILLINGEN

I heartily hope that if you have been incommoded it is already over, and for a corrigible cause.
THE LETTERS OF HENRY JAMES (VOLUME I)|HENRY JAMES

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