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[in-uh d-mis-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn ədˈmɪs ə bəl/
not admissible; not allowable:
Such evidence would be inadmissible in any court.
Origin of inadmissible
First recorded in 1770-80; in-3 + admissible
Related forms
inadmissibility, noun
inadmissibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for inadmissibility
Historical Examples
  • The bishops, however, were either convinced of the insufficiency or the inadmissibility of that plea.

    Life of Thomas Becket Henry Hart Milman
  • But, indeed, they had not time to reflect on the inadmissibility of such vague circumstances in a criminal charge.

  • He was a lawyer and knew the general inappropriateness and inadmissibility of a leading question.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • The judge refused to admit the evidence, though expressing a doubt as to its inadmissibility.

  • In all these strange, concordant phenomena appears the inadmissibility of the principle that is all of man.

  • The inadmissibility of change (even for the better) is purely a matter of policy and dictated by practical considerations.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
British Dictionary definitions for inadmissibility


not admissible or allowable
Derived Forms
inadmissibility, noun
inadmissibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inadmissibility



1776, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + admissible. Related: Inadmissibility.

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