- capable of being rated or appraised.
- proportional: ratable distribution of wealth.
Origin of ratable
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Examples from the Web for ratable
And never could he imagine or allow that his personal weight, and force, and worth were ratable by gymnastic tests.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;
Clark S. Beardslee
Representatives are apportioned among the towns according to ratable male polls, (male tax-payers;) state residence, two years.The Government Class Book
Andrew W. Young
Scot was a ratable proportion in the payments levied from the town for local or national purposes.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
In a previous year a general estimate of ratable estates had been ordered.A short history of Rhode Island
George Washington Greene
The territorial schedule comprised a general list of ratable objects with fixed valuations.
- able to be rated or evaluated
- British (of property) liable to payment of rates
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Word Origin and History for ratable
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