Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Viable (Page: 1607)

Vi"a*ble (?), a. [F., from vie life, L. vita. See Vital.] (Law) Capable of living; born alive and with such form and development of organs as to be capable of living; -- said of a newborn, or a prematurely born, infant. &hand; Unless he [an infant] is born viable, he acquires no rights, and can not transmit them to his heirs, and is considered as if he had never been born. Bouvier.