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 (kôr′ĭ-jə-bəl, kŏr′-)
Capable of being corrected, reformed, or improved.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere, to correct; see correct.]

cor′ri·gi·bil′i·ty n.
cor′ri·gi·bly adv.


1. capable of being corrected
2. submissive or submitting to correction
[C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere to set right, correct]
ˌcorrigiˈbility n
ˈcorrigibly adv


(ˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, ˈkɒr-)

1. capable of being corrected or reformed.
2. submissive to correction.
3. subject to being revised, improved, or made more accurate: a corrigible theory.
[1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrigibilis= Latin corrig(ere) to correct + -ibilis -ible]
cor`ri•gi•bil′i•ty, cor′ri•gi•ble•ness, n.
cor′ri•gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.corrigible - capable of being corrected or set right; "a corrigible defect"; "a corrigible prisoner"
incorrigible - impervious to correction by punishment
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A drift in foreign policy is one thing; disagreements with allies in world politics are bad signs, but they are often headaches that are curable, mistakes that are corrigible.
A robust moral community, be it an ethical republic or a kingdom of ends, requires members who can make generally reliable, albeit fallible and corrigible, judgments about their own needs and interests.
I live, to be sure, by the practical faith that we must go on experiencing and thinking over our experience, for only thus can our opinions grow more true: but to hold any one of them--I absolutely do not care which--as if it never could be reinterpretable or corrigible, I believe to be a tremendously mistaken attitude, and I think that the whole history of philosophy will bear me out.
Abdu's most un-tragic denouement sees Justice done: the corrigible sinners are forgiven, the incorrigible sent to their damnation.
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To be rational is to be engaged in collaborative, corrigible, historically informed inquiry and deliberation.