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fungible (ˈfʌndʒɪbəl Pronunciation for fungible (law)



  1. (often plural) moveable perishable goods of a sort that may be estimated by number or weight, such as grain, wine, etc


  1. having the nature or quality of fungibles

Derived Forms

ˌfungiˈbility noun

Word Origin

C18: from Medieval Latin fungibilis, from Latin fungī to perform; see function

Example Sentences Including 'fungible'

But it is not' -- Mister Brown spoke delicately, his plump hands opening and closing like a butterfly's wings -- ` fungible.
Bernard Cornwell SHARPE'S PREY (2002)
PC: Money is fungible and it can be used either to retire public debt or to fund the social sector.
India Today (2000)


Comment byCollins Dictionary (Admin) on 19 Nov 2013

'fungible' definition based on an original suggestion by DavedWachsman1 made on the 13 July 2013.

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