[ad-mis-uh-buh l]

Origin of admissible

1605–15; < Latin admiss- (see admission) + -ible; or < French, formed from same elements
Related formsad·mis·si·bil·i·ty, ad·mis·si·ble·ness, nounad·mis·si·bly, adverbnon·ad·mis·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ad·mis·si·ble, adjectivenon·ad·mis·si·ble·ness, nounnon·ad·mis·si·bly, adverbun·ad·mis·si·ble, adjectiveun·ad·mis·si·ble·ness, nounun·ad·mis·si·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for non-admissible


  1. able or deserving to be considered or allowed
  2. deserving to be admitted or allowed to enter
  3. law (esp of evidence) capable of being or bound to be admitted in a court of law
Derived Formsadmissibility or admissibleness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-admissible



1610s, from Middle French admissible, from past participle stem of Latin admittere (see admit). Legal sense is recorded from 1849.

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