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


incapable of vindication or justification
Derived Forms
unwarrantableness, noun
unwarrantably, adverb
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