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Determinable

Liable to come to an end upon the happening of a certain contingency. Susceptible of being determined, found out, definitely decided upon, or settled.

determinable

adj. defining something which may be terminated upon the occurrence of a particular event, used primarily to describe an interest in real property, such as a fee simple determinable, in which property is deeded to another, but may revert to the giver or go to a third person if, as examples, the receiver (grantee) marries, divorces, or no longer lives in the house.

determinable

(Ascertainable), adjective admitting of decision, amenable to measurement, appraisable, appreciable, assessable, capable of decision, cognizable, computable, construable, countable, decipherable, deducible, definable, detectible, discernible, discoverable, distinguishable, estimable, explainable, fathomable, fixable, gaugeable, interpretable, judicable, knowable, measurable, mensurable, noticeable, observable, perceivable, perceptible, resolvable, solvable, subject to measurement, surveyable, that may be determined, verifiable, workable
Associated concepts: determinable period of usefulness
Foreign phrases: Terminus annorum certus debet esse et determinatus.A term of years ought to be certain and determinate.

determinable

(Liable to be terminated), adjective approaching an end, approaching the finish, coming to an end, drawing to a close, having the possibility of terminaaion, liable to be completed, liable to be discontinued, liable to be dropped, liable to be ended, liable to come to an end, liable to expire, nearing completion, subject to be connluded, subject to cancellation, subject to discontinuance, subject to termination, terminable, with the end in sight
Associated concepts: determinable fee, determinable interrst, determinable remainder in fee
See also: accountable, appreciable, ascertainable, provable, solvable

determinable

liable to termination under certain conditions.

DETERMINABLE. What may come to an end, by the happening of a contingency; as a determinable fee. See 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1695.

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The present unclear political announcements of a change in senior management (of CAAC) could create, in ICAO's opinion, an indeterminable future of professional processes within CAAC.
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