justiciable

[ juh-stish-ee-uh-buh l, -stish-uh-buh l ]
/ dʒʌˈstɪʃ i ə bəl, -ˈstɪʃ ə bəl /

adjective Law.

capable of being settled by law or by the action of a court: a justiciable dispute.

Origin of justiciable

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin jūstitiābilis. See justice, -able

Related forms

jus·ti·ci·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·jus·ti·ci·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·jus·ti·ci·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for justiciable

  • I appreciate that some questions are not justiciable and cannot be arbitrated.

  • 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.
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for justiciable

justiciable

/ (dʒʌˈstɪʃɪəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being determined by a court of law
liable to be brought before a court for trial; subject to jurisdiction

Derived Forms

justiciability, noun
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