or de·scend·a·ble

[ dih-sen-duh-buhl ]

  1. capable of being transmitted by inheritance.

  2. permitting descent: a descendible hill.

Origin of descendible

1425–75; late Middle English descendable<Old French, equivalent to descend(re) to descend + -able-able; spelling later Latinized

Other words from descendible

  • de·scend·i·bil·i·ty, de·scend·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·de·scend·a·ble, adjective
  • un·de·scend·i·ble, adjective

Words Nearby descendible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use descendible in a sentence

  • 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



/ (dɪˈsɛndəbəl) /

  1. capable of being inherited

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