defensable (s.xii3/4)

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defensable (s.xii3/4)

[ FEW: 3,29a defensa; Gdf: 2,458a defensable; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  défensable; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
defensible;  defencible,  deffensible  


1lawcapable of defence
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  mesouns de pere charnelez et defensables  i 78
able to defend oneself, fighting, combatant
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  deus citez fonda [...]. Defendable gent e armes i lessa  1165
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiiim )  Curres out Saul garnies e defensables  (E) 6440
( 1343-50 )  ne sount remys outre cc. hommes defensables  80.19
2lawappropriate to a (formal) defence
( c.1292; MS: c.1300 )  et se defendent par motz defensables en ceste manere  i 391
nun defensable
jakke defensable
mariner defensable
mots defensables
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