(redirected from alterable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.

TO ALTER. To change. Alterations are made either in the contract itself, or in the instrument which is evidence of it. The contract may at any time be altered with the consent of the parties, and the alteration may be either in writing or not in writing.
     2. It is a general rule that the terms of a contract under seal, cannot be changed by a parol agreement. Cooke, 500; 3 Blackf. R. 353; 4 Bibb. 1. But it has been decided that an alteration of a contract by specialty, made by parol, makes it all parol. 2 Watts, 451; 1 Wash. R. 170; 4 Cowen, 564; 3 Harr. & John. 438; 9 Pick. 298; 1 East, R. 619; but see 3 S.& R. 579.
     3. When the contract is, in writing, but not under seal, it may be varied by parol, and the whole will make but one agreement. 9 Cowen, 115; 5.N. H. Rep. 99; 6 Harr. & John, 38; 18 John. 420; 1 John. Cas. 22; 5 Cowen, 606; Pet. C. C. R. 221; 1 Fairf. 414.
     4. When the contract is evidenced by a specialty, and it is altered by parol, the whole will be considered as a parol agreement. 2 Watt 451; 9 Pick. 298. For alteration of instruments see Erasure; Interlineation. See, generally, 7 Greenl. 76, 121, 394; 15 John. 200; 2 Penna. R. 454.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
Smoking, overweight/obesity, medication nonadherence, and low HL were found to be alterable risk factors for uncontrolled BP.
We had to sacrifice that accessibility in favour of the content being easily alterable, mostly because we don't expect translations to happen often, but it can be very important to update the content in case of new relevant medical information.
Furthermore, accounting records are not alterable once entered onto a blockchain, even by the owners of the accounting system.
Even the humble writing desk was reimagined in an alterable wood and steel frame to promote an attentive state of being through posture correction.
The conditional ethics of covert behaviour and intelligence activities are complex and alterable. That's why John le Carre novels, like The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, are so deeply engaging.
We use [PH.sub.max] to denote the maximum PPE when parameter H is alterable and use [PH.sub.avg] to denote the average PPE when parameter H is alterable.
Social institutions and agreements are flexible and alterable. The social world is established by the relevant and oriented undertakings and mental fabrics of socially positioned individuals.
As a collaborative project, Sylvia Wynter opens up, again and again, the question of what ethical, epistemological, political, and imaginative possibilities emerge from thinking-feeling-living, as Rinaldo Walcott puts it, 'the human as an alterable species-subject' (p186).
The missile ( reportedly flies in an alterable trajectory with rapid acceleration, allowing it to overcome enemy's missile defense systems.
Making accurate predictions in social sciences is difficult terrain, as, unlike the subject matter of natural sciences, the unit of interest in social sciences is relatively non-homogeneous and easily alterable. This makes bridging the gap between theory and practice one of the major challenge a social scientist faces while working in his/ her domain.