defeasible

[ dih-fee-zuh-buh l ]
/ dɪˈfi zə bəl /

adjective

capable of being annulled or terminated.

Nearby words

  1. default,
  2. defaulter,
  3. defcon,
  4. defeasance,
  5. defease,
  6. defeat,
  7. defeatism,
  8. defeatist,
  9. defeature,
  10. defecate

Origin of defeasible

From the Anglo-French word defesible, dating back to 1580–90. See defeasance, -ible

Related formsde·fea·si·ble·ness, de·fea·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·de·fea·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·de·fea·si·ble, adjectivenon·de·fea·si·ble·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for defeasible

defeasible

/ (dɪˈfiːzəbəl) /

adjective

law (of an estate or interest in land) capable of being defeated or rendered void
philosophy (of a judgment, opinion, etc) having a presupposition in its favour but open to revision if countervailing evidence becomes knownCompare incorrigible (def. 3)
Derived Formsdefeasibleness or defeasibility, noun

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