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navigable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Navigable  \Nav"i*ga*ble\,  a.  [L.  navigabilis:  cf  F.  navigable. 
  See  {Navigate}.] 
  Capable  of  being  navigated;  deep  enough  and  wide  enough  to 
  afford  passage  to  vessels;  as  a  navigable  river. 
 
  Note:  By  the  comon  law,  a  river  is  considered  as  navigable 
  only  so  far  as  the  tide  ebbs  and  flows  in  it  This  is 
  also  the  doctrine  in  several  of  the  United  tates.  In 
  other  States,  the  doctrine  of  thje  civil  law  prevails, 
  which  is  that  a  navigable  river  is  a  river  capable  of 
  being  navigated,  in  the  common  sense  of  the  term. 
  --Kent.  Burrill  --  {Nav"i*ga*ble*ness},  n.  -- 
  {Nav"i*ga*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  navigable 
  adj  :  able  to  be  sailed  on  or  through  safely;  "navigable  waters"; 
  "a  navigable  channel" 




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