corrigible

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adjective cor·ri·gi·ble \ˈkȯr-ə-jə-bəl, ˈkär-\

Definition of corrigible

  1. :  capable of being set right :  reparable a corrigible defect

corrigibility

play \ˌkȯr-ə-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌkär-\ noun

Examples of corrigible in a sentence

  1. there are corrigible lapses in the author's grammar, but nothing that a good editor cannot readily fix

Origin and Etymology of corrigible

Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere


First Known Use: 15th century


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