[ pahr-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈpɑr tə bəl /


capable of being divided or separated; separable; divisible.

Nearby words

  1. partially,
  2. partially dominant,
  3. partially ordered set,
  4. partially sighted,
  5. partialness,
  6. particeps criminis,
  7. participable,
  8. participaction,
  9. participance,
  10. participant

Origin of partible

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

Related formspar·ti·bil·i·ty, nounnon·par·ti·ble, adjectiveun·par·ti·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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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