[bil-uh-buh l]
  1. an active customer account.

Origin of billable

First recorded in 1570–80; bill1 + -able
Related formsnon·bill·a·ble, adjectiveun·bill·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. referring to time worked, esp by a lawyer, on behalf of a particular client and for which that client will be expected to paya timesheet of my billable hours
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Word Origin and History for billable

1570s, from bill (v.) + -able.

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