defensible

[ dih-fen-suh-buhl ]
/ dɪˈfɛn sə bəl /

adjective

capable of being defended against assault or injury: The troops were bivouacked in a defensible position.
that can be defended in argument; justifiable.

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Origin of defensible

1250–1300; Middle English < Late Latin defēnsibilis, equivalent to Latin defēns(us) (see defense) + -ibilis -ible; replacing Middle English defensable < Old French < Late Latin defēnsābilis, equivalent to defēnsā(re) (frequentative of dēfendere to defend) + -bilis -ble

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British Dictionary definitions for defensible

defensible
/ (dɪˈfɛnsɪbəl) /

adjective

capable of being defended, as in war, an argument, etc

Derived forms of defensible

defensibility or defensibleness, noundefensibly, adverb
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