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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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  • Women are unsalable when more than fifteen or sixteen years old.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • In dull times when everything was unsalable he did fairly well.

    Behind the Beyond Stephen Leacock
  • This, curiously enough, no man ever seems to part with—probably because it is unsalable.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • Everywhere the Witch was pronounced to be beautiful, but unsalable.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • A daily paper of yesterday is as unsalable as a last year's almanac.

    Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger
  • It also probably includes boughs, and other unsalable parts of the tree.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • The owner had lavished a fortune in the purchase of unsalable treasures.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Some of these were left with masses of unsalable property on their hands.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • Exchange on the North is unsalable, owing to the impossibility of importing coin through the unsettled country.

    Pictures of Southern Life William Howard Russell
British Dictionary definitions for unsalable


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