from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of making an error: Humans are only fallible.
- adj. Tending or likely to be erroneous: fallible hypotheses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capable of making mistakes or being wrong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Liable to fail, mistake, or err; liable to deceive or to be deceived
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Liable to err; capable of being or apt to be deceived or mistaken: said of persons.
- Liable to be erroneous or false; subject to inaccuracy or fallaciousness: said of arguments, statements, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
- adj. likely to fail or make errors
Middle English, from Medieval Latin fallibilis, from Latin fallere, to deceive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin fallibilis ("liable to err, also deceitful"), from Latin fallere ("to deceive"). (Wiktionary)