[ kawr-i-juh-buh l, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, ˈkɒr- /


capable of being corrected or reformed: a corrigible criminal.
submissive to correction.
subject to being revised, improved, or made more accurate: a corrigible theory.

Origin of corrigible

1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrigibilis, equivalent to Latin corrig(ere) to correct + -ibilis -ible
Related formscor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty, cor·ri·gi·ble·ness, nouncor·ri·gi·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for corrigible


/ (ˈkɒrɪdʒɪbəl) /


capable of being corrected
submissive or submitting to correction
Derived Formscorrigibility, nouncorrigibly, adverb

Word Origin for corrigible

C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere to set right, correct
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Word Origin and History for corrigible



mid-15c., from Middle French corrigible, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis "that which can be corrected," from Latin corrigere (see correct). Related: Corrigibility.

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