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corrigible

[kawr-i-juh-buh l, kor-] /ˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, ˈkɒr-/
adjective
1.
capable of being corrected or reformed:
a corrigible criminal.
2.
submissive to correction.
3.
subject to being revised, improved, or made more accurate:
a corrigible theory.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrigibilis, equivalent to Latin corrig(ere) to correct + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
corrigibility, corrigibleness, noun
corrigibly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for corrigible

corrigible

/ˈkɒrɪdʒɪbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being corrected
2.
submissive or submitting to correction
Derived Forms
corrigibility, noun
corrigibly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere to set right, correct
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Word Origin and History for corrigible
corrigible
late 15c., from Fr. corrigible, from L. corrigibilis, from corrigere (see correct).
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