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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. 2018.
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  • It was a strip along the shore, almost worthless, and unsalable at present.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Everywhere the Witch was pronounced to be beautiful, but unsalable.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • It also probably includes boughs, and other unsalable parts of the tree.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • But his lands were unsalable at any price, and he saw no means of support at Geneva.

    Albert Gallatin John Austin Stevens
  • The owner had lavished a fortune in the purchase of unsalable treasures.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • In dull times when everything was unsalable he did fairly well.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock
  • A daily paper of yesterday is as unsalable as a last year's almanac.

    Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger
  • Women are unsalable when more than fifteen or sixteen years old.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • This, curiously enough, no man ever seems to part with—probably because it is unsalable.

    Albania E. F. Knight
British Dictionary definitions for unsalable


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