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warrantable

[wawr-uh n-tuh-buh l, wor-]
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adjective
  1. capable of being warranted.
  2. (of deer) of a legal age for hunting.
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Origin of warrantable

First recorded in 1575–85; warrant + -able
Related formsnon·war·rant·a·ble, adjectivenon·war·rant·a·bly, adverbun·war·rant·a·ble, adjectiveun·war·rant·a·bly, adverbun·war·rant·a·ble·ness, noun
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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?

  • He rejected the mere possibility of such an unwarrantable intrusion.

    Victory

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for unwarrantable

unwarrantable

adjective
  1. incapable of vindication or justification
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Derived Formsunwarrantableness, noununwarrantably, adverb
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