Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being descended with safety or comparative ease; that permits of a safe downward passage: as, a descendible hill.
- That can descend from an ancestor to a descendant; capable of being transmitted, as from father to son: as, a descendible estate.
- Also spelled descendable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Admitting descent; capable of being descended.
- adj. That may descend from an ancestor to an heir.
“Title of _Anax andron_ descendible" (good word, "descendible") "from father to son, and accorded in the poems to personages altogether secondary,”
“Furthermore, when one examines the dominant theories offered to justify copyright-from Lockean labor to Hegelian personhood to utilitarian theories-no justification for descendible copyright is found.”
“IV That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community, but in consideration of public services; which, not being descendible, neither ought the offices of magistrate, legislator, or judge be hereditary.”
“Then they inspected one of the descendible crafts that already returned from space.”
“It has been sought to obtain badges or other distinctions for baronets and also to purge the order of wrongful assumptions, an evil to which the baronetage of Nova Scotia is peculiarly exposed, owing to the dignity being descendible to collateral heirs male of the grantee as well as to those of his body.”
“The question arises, who is most responsible -- a peer for life whose dignities are not descendible, or a peer for life whose dignities are hereditary?”
“House, the honor being descendible to their eldest sons in lineal succession, and the raising of the most considerable of these eldest sons at a future period to a higher degree of honor, as the province increased in wealth, together with the recognition of Mr. DeBoucherville's old noblesse, it would have most certainly much sooner produced that state of things which Sir Francis Bond Head and the”
“I will give you the law, briefly: descendible estates among us are of two kinds, estates in fee simple and estates in fee tail.”
“It continued in the possession of his family, and in 1156 was erected into an independent duchy by the emperor Frederick II, and conferred on Henry, fifth in descent from Leopold, as an indivisible and inalienable fief; in failure of male issue it was made descendible to his eldest daughter, and, in failure of female issue, disposable by will.”
“Saxony, and the margravate of Brandenburg, are declared indivisible and entire, descendible in the male line.”
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