corrigible

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj corrigible capable of being corrected or set right "a corrigible defect","a corrigible prisoner"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corrigible Capable of being set right, amended, or reformed; as, a corrigible fault.
    • Corrigible Deserving chastisement; punishable. "He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for such presumptuous language."
    • Corrigible Having power to correct; corrective. "The . . . . corrigible authority of this lies in our wills."
    • Corrigible Submissive to correction; docile. "Bending down his corrigible neck."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • corrigible Capable of being corrected or amended: as, a corrigible defect.
    • corrigible Capable of being reformed in character or conduct: as, a corrigible sinner.
    • corrigible Punishable; that may be chastised for correction.
    • corrigible Having power to correct; corrective.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Corrigible kor′i-ji-bl that may be corrected: open to correction
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. corribilis, fr. L. corrigere, to correct: cf. F. corrigible,. See Correrct

Usage

In literature:

Corriger la fortune, l'enchainer sous ses doigts, etre sur de son fait, dat you call cheat?
"Minna von Barnhelm" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Do I not bear a reasonable corrigible hand over him,, Crispinus?
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
The condenser is made of corrigated copper sheets millimeter thick.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886" by Various
Maybe you have heard tell of Corrig-O'Neal?
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Lever was now fit for work again, and he sketched out the plan of a new novel which he proposed to call 'Corrig O'Neill.
"Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II)" by Edmund Downey Charles James Lever
The power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
A little before midnight a deer was shot by Corrigal.
"Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847" by John Rae
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