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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrigible  \Cor"ri*gi*ble\  (k?r"r?-j?-b'l),  a.  [LL.  corribilis 
  fr  L.  corrigere  to  correct:  cf  F.  corrigible.  See 
  {Correrct}.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  set  right  amended,  or  reformed;  as  a 
  corrigible  fault. 
 
  2.  Submissive  to  correction;  docile.  ``Bending  down  his 
  corrigible  neck.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Deserving  chastisement;  punishable.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  was  taken  up  very  short,  and  adjudged  corrigible 
  for  such  presumptuous  language.  --Howell. 
 
  4.  Having  power  to  correct;  corrective.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  .  .  .  .corrigible  authority  of  this  lies  in  our 
  wills.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corrigible 
  adj  :  capable  of  being  corrected  or  set  right  "a  corrigible 
  defect";  "a  corrigible  prisoner"  [ant:  {incorrigible}] 




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