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actionable

[ak-shuh-nuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. furnishing ground for a lawsuit.
  2. liable to a lawsuit.
  3. ready to go or be put into action; ready for use: to retrieve actionable copy from a computer.

Origin of actionable

First recorded in 1585–95; action + -able
Related formsac·tion·a·bil·i·ty, nounac·tion·a·bly, adverbnon·ac·tion·a·ble, adjectivenon·ac·tion·a·bly, adverbun·ac·tion·a·ble, adjective
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actionable

adjective
  1. law affording grounds for legal action
Derived Formsactionably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for actionable

adj.

1590s; from action + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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