Practicable breach
Practicable Prac"ti*ca*ble, a. [LL. practicare to act, transact, fr. L. practicus active, Gr. ?: cf. F. practicable, pratiquer to practice. See {Practical}.] 1. That may be practiced or performed; capable of being done or accomplished with available means or resources; feasible; as, a practicable method; a practicable aim; a practicable good. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being used; passable; as, a practicable weapon; a practicable road. [1913 Webster]

{Practicable breach} (Mil.), a breach which admits of approach and entrance by an assailing party. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Possible; feasible. -- {Practicable}, {Possible}. A thing may be possible, i. e., not forbidden by any law of nature, and yet may not now be practicable for want of the means requisite to its performance. [1913 Webster] -- {Prac"ti*ca*ble*ness}, n. -- {Prac"ti*ca*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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