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From Late Latin partibilis, from Latin partīre.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːtᵻb(ə)l/ obsolete or nonstandard characters (ᵻ), invalid IPA characters (ᵻ)


partible (not comparable)

  1. Divisible, able to be divided or partitioned. [from 14th c.]
  2. Pertaining to property that can be divided between heirs on inheritance, or to an inheritance system based on such division. [from 16th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 562:
      Following the introduction of partible inheritance in 1793, peasants reacted by using systematic birth control for the first time so as to restrict the number of heirs among whom their property would have to be divided – causing a sharp and enduring drop in France's birth-rate.