Definition of terminable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtərmənəbəl/


  • 1Able to be terminated.

    ‘an agreement terminable by the Company on 12 months' notice’
    • ‘It is incompatible with the notion of a fixed term appointment that it is terminable at pleasure.’
    • ‘Alternatively, whether or not the contract is for a fixed term, it might be expressed to be terminable only after a long notice period, thus enhancing the director's claim for payment in lieu of notice.’
    • ‘For example, it never occurred to me even once in my life that I would ever work in any job where I was not terminable at will and I never have.’
    • ‘There are various trust options to choose from, including ‘qualified terminable interest property’ and ‘qualified domestic trust’.’
    • ‘The fact that the expression is commonly used in speaking of a terminable estate does not avoid the necessity for the inquiry whether there is any person of whose interest that essential condition can be predicated.’
    • ‘According to the company's annual report released last week, Duignan has a service contract that is terminable by the company on payment of three years remuneration.’
    • ‘Is the provider/landlord agreement a license or a lease, and is it terminable by the building owner?’
    • ‘How can the Creator of eternity come up with something terminable, inconsistent and out-dated?’
    • ‘A contract may have terms which provide that it will go for five years provided that it is terminable by six months notice.’
    limited, not infinite, subject to limitations, restricted
  • 2Coming to an end after a certain time.

    ‘Now ennui is a terrible thing but it seems to have roughly the same effect as terminable boredom.’
    • ‘For much of the 1850s it had a terminable existence expressly defined, destined to expire in 1860.’