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viableadjective acceptable, actable, alive, apt, capable of development, capable of growth, doable, effective, effectual, efficacious, expedient, favorable, feasible, functional, imaginable, legitimate, likely, living, logical, operative, performable, plausible, possible, potential, practicable, practical, propitious, reasonable, sensible, sound, suitable, usable, useful, valid, vital, workable
See also: conscious, live, permissible, possible, virtual
VIABLE, Vitae habilis, capable of living. This is said of a child who is
born alive in such an advanced state of formation as to be capable of
living. Unless be is born viable he acquires no rights and cannot transmit
them to his heirs, and is considered as if he bad never been born.
2. This term is used In the French law, Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tome 4, p. 101 it would be well to engraft it on our own Vide Traill. Med. Jur. 46, and Dead Born.