[pahr-tuh-buh l]
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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
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. 2018

Examples from the Web for partible

Historical Examples of partible

  • His third position, that the crown estates were partible, was but a forlorn hope.

  • 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

  • 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


  1. (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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