Origin of defensible
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2. suitable, fit, tenable, allowable, warrantable.
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Examples from the Web for undefensible
This double ground of exclusion and prohibition was most undefensible.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.
E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
- capable of being defended, as in war, an argument, etc
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Word Origin and History for undefensible
late 13c., from Old French defensable, from Late Latin defensibilem, from Latin defens-, past participle stem of defendere (see defend).
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