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suable

[soo-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. liable to be sued; capable of being sued.

Origin of suable

First recorded in 1615–25; sue + -able
Related formssu·a·bil·i·ty, nounsu·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for suable

Historical Examples

  • Hence, a note payable on the first day of the month is not due and suable until the fourth.

    The Government Class Book

    Andrew W. Young

  • When do notes payable on demand, or in which no time of payment is mentioned, become due and suable?


British Dictionary definitions for suable

suable

adjective
  1. liable to be sued in a court
Derived Formssuability, noun

Word Origin

C17: from sue + -able
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