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Capable of being parted, divided, or separated; divisible: a partible estate.
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(Law) (esp of property or an inheritance) divisible; separable
[C16: from Late Latin partibilis, from part-, pars part]
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(ˈpɑr tə bəl)

capable of being divided or separated.
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Adj.1.partible - (of e.g. property) capable of being parted or divided; "a partible estate"
divisible - capable of being or liable to be divided or separated; "even numbers are divisible by two"; "the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible"
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This duplicity underpins the Tswana understanding of intersubjective personhood as well--and the imperative to maintain a self that is partible, fragmented and concealed in order to protect it from danger (Comaroff and Comaroff 2001).
Evidence from other ritual and social contexts broadly contemporary with the evidence for os resectum suggests that ways of conceptualizing the physical body as inherently partible were potentially widespread across the Roman world, even if they were not acknowledged in such terms by ancient sources.
Archaeologists look at human bodies during the Neolithic period from such perspectives as both permeable and partible: exploring the body world of Early Neolithic southern Britain, life on the frontier: stress in early farming communities, articulating the disarticulated: human remains from the Early Neolithic of the eastern Fertile Crescent (eastern Iraq and western Iran), and stone bodies between social constructions and ontology: the Copper Age statues-menhirs from the central Alps.
Haskins, The Beginnings of Partible Inheritance in the American Colonies, 51 YALE L.J.
And these arrangements are not subject to objections that parallel those to the right to be left alone with one caveat: the enforcement regime is more complex because information is partible, and thus can be retained and shared at the same time, complicating the remedial system that needs to be established.
(14) See 2 Frederick Pollock and Frederick W Maitland, History of English Law (2nd ed, reissued 1968) 318-20, 340; George L Haskins, 'The Beginnings of Partible Inheritance in the American Colonies' (1942) 51 Yale Law Journal 1280, 1289.
He spoke recently at the First ComicCon Philippines at the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport in Pampanga, where he shared the stage with fellow Philippine-born animator Van Partible, creator of the TV animation series Johnny Bravo.
The idea that partible inheritance had a negative influence on the economic well-being of noble families is well known; it was set out in the famous Law of Single Inheritance published by Peter the Great in 1714.
(1) According to Herlihy, the plague had an egalitarian effect on property and wealth distribution in the short-term, resulting from mass mortality and incessant fragmentation of patrimonies due to the prevailing system of partible inheritance among sons.
(28) Diaz Granados declaro en el ano de 1800 la mencionada estancia de Santa Cruz de Valparaiso como parte de sus bienes y la ubicaba a una legua y media de la ciudad, la cual lindaba por la parte de arriba con la hacienda de Jose Francisco Diaz Granados y por la parte de abajo con las tierras del pueblo de Gaira, y se componia de 9 caballerias de tierra y su acequia partible con la de la citada hacienda