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warrantable

[wawr-uh n-tuh-buh l, wor-] /ˈwɔr ən tə bəl, ˈwɒr-/
adjective
1.
capable of being warranted.
2.
(of deer) of a legal age for hunting.
Origin of warrantable
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; warrant + -able
Related forms
nonwarrantable, adjective
nonwarrantably, adverb
unwarrantable, adjective
unwarrantably, adverb
unwarrantableness, noun
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Examples from the Web for unwarrantable
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  • Permit me to apologize for an unwarrantable intrusion, Mr. Kirkwood.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • She knew how unwarrantable, how inexcusable a thing she had done.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • He was redoubtable, not in virtue of his office, but because of his unwarrantable assumptions.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • You mean that it was a great liberty on my part—an unwarrantable liberty?

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • He rejected the mere possibility of such an unwarrantable intrusion.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • "I object to this unwarrantable cross-examination," said he.

  • You will pardon my cheek in registering for you; unwarrantable assumption.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
  • “It is a most unwarrantable thing to ask, but I will do it,” replied Miss Gibbs.

    The Madcap of the School Angela Brazil
  • Ralegh's transactions with the Frenchmen were unwarrantable, if its view of them were correct.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • What rascal is this, who takes the unwarrantable licence of singing and deafening me like this?

    Amphitryon Moliere
British Dictionary definitions for unwarrantable

unwarrantable

/ʌnˈwɒrəntəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of vindication or justification
Derived Forms
unwarrantableness, noun
unwarrantably, adverb
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