irrecusable

[ ir-i-kyoo-zuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈkyu zə bəl /

adjective

not to be objected to or rejected.

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Origin of irrecusable

From the Late Latin word irrecūsābilis, dating back to 1770–80. See ir-2, recuse, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM irrecusable

ir·re·cu·sa·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irrecusable

irrecusable
/ (ˌɪrɪˈkjuːzəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be rejected or challenged, as evidence, etc

Derived forms of irrecusable

irrecusably, adverb
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