[ ad-mis-uh-buh l ]
/ ædˈmɪs ə bəl /


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
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British Dictionary definitions for admissible


/ (ədˈmɪsəbəl) /


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 admissible



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

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