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1. That may be practiced or performed; capable of being done or accomplished with available means or resources; feasible; as, a practicable method; a practicable aim; a practicable good.

2. Capable of being used; passable; as, a practicable weapon; a practicable road. Practicable breach, a breach which admits of approach and entrance by an assailing party.

Synonym: possible, feasible.

Practicable, possible. A thing may be possible, i. E, not forbidden by any law of nature, and yet may not now be practicable for want of the means requisite to its performance.

Practicableness, Practicably.

Origin: LL. Practicare to act, transact, fr. L. Practicus active, Gr., cf. F. Practicable, pratiquer to practice. See Practical.