[ pahr-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈpɑr tə bəl /


capable of being divided or separated; separable; divisible.


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Origin of partible

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin partibilis divisible, equivalent to Latin part(īrī) to divide, part + -ibilis -ible


par·ti·bil·i·ty, nounnon·par·ti·ble, adjectiveun·par·ti·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for partible

  • For the lords purposes that system was at its best when it was rigid and no tenement was partible.

    Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
  • His third position, that the crown estates were partible, was but a forlorn hope.

    King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
  • On the contrary, the individuals hold upon his strips developed very rapidly into an inheritable and partible ownership.

    Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
  • Thus one of the most immediate consequences of the partible quality of estates has been to create a class of free laborers.

    American Institutions and Their Influence|Alexis de Tocqueville et al.

British Dictionary definitions for partible

/ (ˈpɑːtəbəl) /


(esp of property or an inheritance) divisible; separable

Word Origin for partible

C16: from Late Latin partibilis, from part-, pars part
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