Divisible contract
Divisible Di*vis"i*ble, a. [L. divisibilis, fr. dividere: cf. F. divisible. See {Divide}.] Capable of being divided or separated. [1913 Webster]

Extended substance . . . is divisible into parts. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

{Divisible contract} (Law), a contract containing agreements one of which can be separated from the other.

{Divisible offense} (Law), an offense containing a lesser offense in one of a greater grade, so that on the latter there can be an acquittal, while on the former there can be a conviction. -- {Di*vis"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {Di*vis"i*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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