Origin of defensible
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2. suitable, fit, tenable, allowable, warrantable.
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Examples from the Web for defensibility
But its defensibility was practically all the crag fort had to offer by way of attraction.Rung Ho!
Mr. Tallmadge's desire not to be interrupted in the act might have enlightened him as to its defensibility; but he was no casuist.The Open Question
In ordinary villages the flat-roofed shielings are huddled together without plan or defensibility.The Cradle of Mankind
The defensibility of the site as well as the fertility of the soil pointed it out as the best place for the seat of government.The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)
Thomas C. Dawson
- capable of being defended, as in war, an argument, etc
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Word Origin and History for defensibility
late 13c., from Old French defensable, from Late Latin defensibilem, from Latin defens-, past participle stem of defendere (see defend).
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