Divisible offense
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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  • divisible offense — One that includes one or more offenses of lower grade, e.g., murder includes assault, battery, assault with intent to kill, and other offenses. See lesser included offense …   Black's law dictionary

  • divisible offense — One that includes one or more offenses of lower grade, e.g., murder includes assault, battery, assault with intent to kill, and other offenses. See lesser included offense …   Black's law dictionary

  • divisible offense — noun : an offense the commission of which involves the commission of one of a lesser grade so that on the former there can be an acquittal and on the latter a conviction …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divisible — di·vis·i·ble /də vi zə bəl/ adj: capable of being divided esp. into independent parts (as promises or interests) a divisible contract compare entire di·vis·i·bil·i·ty /də ˌvi zə bi lə tē/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • Divisibleness — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Divisibly — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …   Universalium

  • contract — con·tract 1 / kän ˌtrakt/ n [Latin contractus from contrahere to draw together, enter into (a relationship or agreement), from com with, together + trahere to draw] 1: an agreement between two or more parties that creates in each party a duty to… …   Law dictionary

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