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corrigible

[ kawr-i-juh-buhl, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, ˈkɒr- /
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adjective
capable of being corrected or reformed: a corrigible criminal.
submissive to correction.
subject to being revised, improved, or made more accurate: a corrigible theory.
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Origin of corrigible

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English (from Middle French ), from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, equivalent to Latin corrig(ere) “to correct ” + -ibilis -ible

OTHER WORDS FROM corrigible

cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty, cor·ri·gi·ble·ness, nouncor·ri·gi·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for corrigible

corrigible
/ (ˈkɒrɪdʒɪbəl) /

adjective
capable of being corrected
submissive or submitting to correction

Derived forms of corrigible

corrigibility, 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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