[kawr-i-juh-buh l, kor-]
- capable of being corrected or reformed: a corrigible criminal.
- submissive to correction.
- subject to being revised, improved, or made more accurate: a corrigible theory.
Origin of corrigible
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Examples from the Web for corrigible
The power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.Curiosities of Medical Experience</p>
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Corrigible, kor′i-ji-bl, adj. that may be corrected: open to correction.
"The most corrigible case what comes to this court," says Mr. Stubbs, bowing knowingly to the judge.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
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)
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
- capable of being corrected
- submissive or submitting to correction
C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere to set right, correct
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Word Origin and History for corrigible
mid-15c., from Middle French corrigible, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis "that which can be corrected," from Latin corrigere (see correct). Related: Corrigibility.
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