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or saleable

[sey-luh-buh l] /ˈseɪ lə bəl/
subject to or suitable for sale; readily sold:
The books were sent back by the store in salable condition.
Origin of salable
First recorded in 1520-30; sale + -able
Related forms
salability, saleability, noun
salably, saleably, adverb
nonsalability, nonsaleability, noun
nonsalable, nonsaleable, adjective
nonsalably, nonsaleably, adverb
unsalability, unsaleability, noun
unsalable, unsaleable, adjective
unsalably, unsaleably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sometimes, so to say, "noses for news" contract colds and are unable to scent a subject's salability.

    Making Your Camera Pay Frederick C. Davis
  • This may seem a small matter but insects unevenly pinned look badly, and it spoils their salability.

  • First, this thing must have the quality of salability, or marketability.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • It abstracts entirely from the differences in salability of goods, on which the theory of money must rest.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for salability


the US spelling of saleable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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