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terminable

[tur-muh-nuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being terminated.
  2. (of an annuity) coming to an end after a certain term.
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Origin of terminable

1375–1425; late Middle English, equivalent to termin(en) to end (< Latin termināre) + -able
Related formster·mi·na·bil·i·ty, ter·mi·na·ble·ness, nounter·mi·na·bly, adverbnon·ter·mi·na·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ter·mi·na·ble, adjectivenon·ter·mi·na·ble·ness, nounnon·ter·mi·na·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for terminable

Historical Examples

  • The marriage relation was terminable at the will of either party.

    The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)

    John Fiske.

  • There is no express statement that punishment hereafter will be terminable.

  • The prizes were in the form of terminable or perpetual annuities.

  • So the company then raised a "terminable joint-stock" for a period of years.

  • It's the farm on the terminable lease, at present held by Hugh Corrigan; he asks for a renewal.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for terminable

terminable

adjective
  1. able to be terminated
  2. terminating after a specific period or eventa terminable annuity
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Derived Formsterminability or terminableness, nounterminably, adverb
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