Avoidable
Avoidable A*void"a*ble, a. 1. Capable of being vacated; liable to be annulled or made invalid; voidable. [1913 Webster]

The charters were not avoidable for the king's nonage. --Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being avoided, shunned, or escaped. [1913 Webster]


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  • avoidable — avoid ► VERB 1) keep away or refrain from. 2) prevent from doing or happening. DERIVATIVES avoidable adjective avoidably adverb avoidance noun. ORIGIN Old French evuider clear out, get rid of …   English terms dictionary

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