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descendible

or descendable

[dih-sen-duh-buh l] /dɪˈsɛn də bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being transmitted by inheritance.
2.
permitting descent:
a descendible hill.
Origin of descendible
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English descendable < Old French, equivalent to descend(re) to descend + -able -able; spelling later Latinized
Related forms
descendibility, descendability, noun
undescendable, adjective
undescendible, adjective
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  • I will give you the law, briefly: descendible estates among us are of two kinds, estates in fee simple and estates in fee tail.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • First, it is in general hereditary, or descendible to the next heir, on the death or demise of the last proprietor.

British Dictionary definitions for descendible

descendible

/dɪˈsɛndəbəl/
adjective (law)
1.
capable of being inherited
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