[uh-soo-muh-buh l]


capable of being assumed, as an office or an obligation: Assumable mortgages are hard to find these days.

Nearby words

  1. asst.,
  2. assuage,
  3. assuan,
  4. assuasive,
  5. assuerus,
  6. assume,
  7. assumed,
  8. assumed bond,
  9. assuming,
  10. assumpsit

Origin of assumable

First recorded in 1775–85; assume + -able

Related formsas·sum·a·bil·i·ty, nounas·sum·a·bly, adverbun·as·sum·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for assumable



1784, from assume + -able. Related: Assumably; assumability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper