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fencible

adjective fen·ci·ble \ˈfen(t)səbəl\

Definition of fencible

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish, of a man a :  capable of defending or bearing arms for his country b :  eligible for military service

  2. 2 archaic :  capable of being defended this old tower … is fencible — Sir Walter Scott

  3. 3 :  being of the corps of fencibles fencible and militia regiments

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Origin and Etymology of fencible

Middle English fensable, fensible, short for defensable, defensible — more at defensible


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fencible

noun fen·ci·ble \"\

Definition of fencible

plural

-s

  1. :  a soldier in a corps enlisted only for home service and for the duration of a war especially in Britain and the U.S. during the second half of the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries

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