- that may be allowed or conceded; allowable: an admissible plan.
- capable or worthy of being admitted: admissible evidence.
Origin of admissible
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Examples from the Web for admissibility
The next requisite for the admissibility of a hypothesis is its sufficiency.The Critique of Pure Reason
He was cheerfully helpless and sociably indifferent; ready to preside with a smile even at a discussion of his own admissibility.The Tragic Muse
Logic is the architect of this region, and for it there is no limit to the admissibility of hypotheses.The Mystery of Space
Robert T. Browne
I shall not discuss the admissibility of these stamps into a collection, although opinion is divided.
If there is some question about admissibility of the charted enlargements, it is well to prepare an extra uncharted set.The Science of Fingerprints
Federal Bureau of Investigation
- able or deserving to be considered or allowed
- deserving to be admitted or allowed to enter
- law (esp of evidence) capable of being or bound to be admitted in a court of law
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Word Origin and History for admissibility
1610s, from Middle French admissible, from past participle stem of Latin admittere (see admit). Legal sense is recorded from 1849.
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