[ad-mis-uh-buh l]


that may be allowed or conceded; allowable: an admissible plan.
capable or worthy of being admitted: admissible evidence.

Origin of admissible

1605–15; < Latin admiss- (see admission) + -ible; or < French, formed from same elements
Related formsad·mis·si·bil·i·ty, ad·mis·si·ble·ness, nounad·mis·si·bly, adverbnon·ad·mis·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ad·mis·si·ble, adjectivenon·ad·mis·si·ble·ness, nounnon·ad·mis·si·bly, adverbun·ad·mis·si·ble, adjectiveun·ad·mis·si·ble·ness, nounun·ad·mis·si·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for admissibility

Historical Examples of admissibility

  • The next requisite for the admissibility of a hypothesis is its sufficiency.

  • He was cheerfully helpless and sociably indifferent; ready to preside with a smile even at a discussion of his own admissibility.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • Logic is the architect of this region, and for it there is no limit to the admissibility of hypotheses.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • I shall not discuss the admissibility of these stamps into a collection, although opinion is divided.

  • If there is some question about admissibility of the charted enlargements, it is well to prepare an extra uncharted set.

    The Science of Fingerprints

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

British Dictionary definitions for admissibility



able or deserving to be considered or allowed
deserving to be admitted or allowed to enter
law (esp of evidence) capable of being or bound to be admitted in a court of law
Derived Formsadmissibility or admissibleness, noun
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Word Origin and History for admissibility

1763, from admissible + -ity.



1610s, from Middle French admissible, from past participle stem of Latin admittere (see admit). Legal sense is recorded from 1849.

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