Webster 1913 Edition
[F., fr. LL.
compatibilis, fr. L.
Capable of existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not repugnant; – usually followed by with.
Syn. – Consistent; suitable; agreeable; accordant.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Consistent; that may exist with; suitable; not incongruous; agreeable; followed by with; sometimes by to, but less properly.
The poets have joined qualities which by nature are the most compatible.
The office of a legislator and of a judge are deemed not compatible.
To pardon offenders is not always compatible with public safety.