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[pahr-tuh-buh l] /ˈpɑr tə bəl/
capable of being divided or separated; separable; divisible.
Origin of partible
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin partibilis divisible, equivalent to Latin part(īrī) to divide, part + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
partibility, noun
nonpartible, adjective
unpartible, adjective Unabridged
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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
  • On the contrary, the individuals hold upon his strips developed very rapidly into an inheritable and partible ownership.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland
  • For the lords purposes that system was at its best when it was rigid and no tenement was partible.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for partible


(esp of property or an inheritance) divisible; separable
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin partibilis, from part-, parspart
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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