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Definition of "practicable" []

  • Capable of being effected, done, or put into practice; feasible. See Synonyms at possible. (adjective)
  • Usable for a specified purpose: a practicable way of entry. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "practicable" in a sentence
  • "We might at least remember that what we call practicable justice has never yet attained the gracious results of Christ's romantic justice."
  • "Order and privilege are condemned; total democracy, as direct as practicable, is the professed radical ideal."
  • "Atlantic unity, with bonds as loose as we have them, as tight as may be practicable, is a safer bet than European union."