- a beverage bottle or can that can be returned when empty for refund of a deposit.
Origin of returnable
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Examples from the Web for returnable
For what amount are these debts upon which writs are returnable?Mortomley's Estate, Vol. I (of 3)
Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
Hence an expedient was devised of issuing writs for a new parliament, returnable in six days.
This was returnable into chancery even where the business was depending before the council.
A writ of habeas corpus was forthwith sued out, returnable before Judge Grier.The Trial of Theodore Parker
When the insured has overinsured on an unvalued policy, a proportionate part of the premium is returnable.
- able to be taken, given, or sent back
- required to be returned by law, as a claim to the court from which it issued
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Word Origin and History for returnable
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