- capable of being divided or separated; separable; divisible.
Origin of partible
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His third position, that the crown estates were partible, was but a forlorn hope.King Robert the Bruce
A. F. Murison
For the lords purposes that system was at its best when it was rigid and no tenement was partible.
On the contrary, the individuals hold upon his strips developed very rapidly into an inheritable and partible ownership.
Thus one of the most immediate consequences of the partible quality of estates has been to create a class of free laborers.American Institutions and Their Influence
Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
- (esp of property or an inheritance) divisible; separable
C16: from Late Latin partibilis, from part-, pars part
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