ter·​mi·​na·​ble | \ ˈtər-mə-nə-bəl How to pronounce terminable (audio) , ˈtərm-nə- \

Definition of terminable

: capable of being terminated

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Other Words from terminable

terminableness noun
terminably \ ˈtər-​mə-​nə-​blē How to pronounce terminable (audio) , ˈtərm-​nə-​ \ adverb

Examples of terminable in a Sentence

His employment was terminable at the will of his employer. The contract will be terminable by either party.
Recent Examples on the Web She was employed on a one-year contract that was terminable at will by either the team or Neuner. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "NFL Teams Previously Have Settled in Cheerleader Lawsuits. Will Texans' Ex-Cheerleaders Set Different Precedent?," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of terminable

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terminable

Middle English, from Medieval Latin terminabilis, from Latin terminare

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The first known use of terminable was in 1548

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“Terminable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminable. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of terminable

formal : able to be ended


ter·​mi·​na·​ble | \ ˈtər-mə-nə-bəl How to pronounce terminable (audio) \

Legal Definition of terminable

: capable of being terminated — see also qualified terminable interest property at property, terminable interest at interest sense 1

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