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or de·scend·a·ble

[dih-sen-duh-buh l]
  1. capable of being transmitted by inheritance.
  2. permitting descent: a descendible hill.
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Origin of descendible

1425–75; late Middle English descendable < Old French, equivalent to descend(re) to descend + -able -able; spelling later Latinized
Related formsde·scend·i·bil·i·ty, de·scend·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·de·scend·a·ble, adjectiveun·de·scend·i·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for descendible

Historical Examples

  • I will give you the law, briefly: descendible estates among us are of two kinds, estates in fee simple and estates in fee tail.

    Richard Carvel, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • First, it is in general hereditary, or descendible to the next heir, on the death or demise of the last proprietor.

British Dictionary definitions for descendible



adjective law
  1. capable of being inherited
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