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1. Possible to read or decipher: legible handwriting.
2. Plainly discernible; apparent: a legible weakness in disposition.
[Middle English, from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
leg′i·bil′i·ty, leg′i·ble·ness n.
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