[uh-soo-muh-buh l]


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

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

Examples from the Web for assumably

Historical Examples of assumably

  • Now a ditch is a ditch, assumably muddy, and usually traversing uninteresting and monotonous landscapes.

Word Origin and History for assumably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper