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Definition of "terminable" [ter•mi•na•ble]

  • Possible to terminate: terminable activities; terminable employees. (adjective)
  • Terminating after a designated date: a terminable annuity. (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 "terminable" in a sentence
  • "And yet—curiously—I haven't heard any of the critics calling for draconian regulations on organics, much less for the dismantling of this still small, and thus readily terminable, component of the food industry."
  • "Illinois and a handful of other states let couples put the amount subject only to state estate tax—the second bucket—into what is called a "qualified terminable interest property" trust, which provides a surviving spouse with income, and sometimes principal, while delaying estate tax until after the survivor dies."
  • "NB: virtually all open source licenses are non-terminable."