billable

[ bil-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈbɪl ə bəl /
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adjective

that may or should be billed: Attorneys put in hundreds of billable hours on the case.

noun

an active customer account.

Nearby words

  1. bill of lading,
  2. bill of particulars,
  3. bill of quantities,
  4. bill of rights,
  5. bill of sale,
  6. billabong,
  7. billander,
  8. billbergia,
  9. billboard,
  10. billbug

Origin of billable

First recorded in 1570–80; bill1 + -able

Related formsnon·bill·a·ble, adjectiveun·bill·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for billable

billable

/ (ˈbɪləbəl) /

adjective

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

billable

adj.

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

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