corrigible

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Borrowed from Middle French corrigible.

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corrigible (comparative more corrigible, superlative most corrigible)

  1. Able to be corrected or set right.
  2. (obsolete) Submissive to correction; docile.
    Bending down his corrigible neck. — Shakespeare.
  3. (obsolete) Deserving chastisement; punishable.
    He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for such presumptuous language. — Howell.
  4. (obsolete) Having power to correct; corrective.
    The [] corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. — Shakespeare.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for corrigible in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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