- that can be captured, as a fortress
- that can be attacked or injured; assailable or vulnerable
Origin: altered (infl. by pregnant) from Middle English prenable from Middle French from prendre, to take from Classical Latin prehendere: see prehensile
- pregnability noun
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Origin: Middle English preignable, pregnabul, from Old French prenable, pregnauble, from prendre, to grasp, from Latin prehendere, prēndere; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
- pregˌna·bilˈi·ty noun