Origin of tenable
Examples from the Web for tenability
This discrepancy too is putting pressure on the tenability of the Atlantic alliance.
The merit of his studies was at once recognized, but the tenability of his hypothesis was long and ardently disputed.A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
Complete consistency and tenability in such theories is not to be expected.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
Nothing much need be said as to the tenability of this theory.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
British Dictionary definitions for tenability
Word Origin for tenable
Word Origin and History for tenability
1570s, from Middle French tenable, from Old French (12c.), from tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).