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merchantable

[mur-chuh n-tuh-buh l]
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adjective Chiefly Law.
  1. marketable: merchantable war-surplus goods.
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Origin of merchantable

1475–85; earlier marchandabull. See merchant, -able
Related formsmer·chant·a·ble·ness, nounun·mer·chant·a·ble, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • They were not moved by his catalogue of the merchantable commodities which had been found.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • How to convey the information in merchantable form was the next question.

  • They were paid for by the piece or dozen like any other merchantable article.

  • Merchantable tallow should never be used, as it contains acid.

  • I make two classes—good, sound, merchantable apples, and seconds.

    The Apple

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for merchantable

merchantable

adjective
  1. suitable for trading
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