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or fine·a·ble

[fahy-nuh-buh l]
  1. subject to a fine; punishable by a fine.
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Origin of finable

First recorded in 1475–85; fine2 + -able
Related formsfin·a·ble·ness, nounun·fin·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for finable

Historical Examples

  • In this country it has been made a finable offence to permit the Canada thistle to perfect its seeds.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865


  • Cleve gathered up his reins, and nodding to Mr. Frank Belmar, drove at a finable rate up the avenue and through the park.

    Winter Evening Tales

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • In Christian Connecticut, for a man to have a sprig of holly in his house on Christmas day was a finable crime.

British Dictionary definitions for finable



  1. liable to a fine
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Derived Formsfinableness or fineableness, noun
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