[juh-stish-ee-uh-buh l, -stish-uh-buh l]
- capable of being settled by law or by the action of a court: a justiciable dispute.
Origin of justiciable
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Examples from the Web for justiciable
I appreciate that some questions are not justiciable and cannot be arbitrated.The Evidence in the Case
James M. Beck
In federal States the power of the judge is naturally decreased, and that of the justiciable parties is augmented.Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2)
Alexis de Toqueville
Even if this man were always the justiciable of a court that had passed into private hands, we could still understand it.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
In federal states the power of the judge is naturally decreased, and that of the justiciable parties is augmented.American Institutions and Their Influence
Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
- capable of being determined by a court of law
- liable to be brought before a court for trial; subject to jurisdiction
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Word Origin and History for justiciable
mid-15c., from Old French justisable "amenable to a jurisdiction," from justicier, from Latin iustitia (see justice).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper