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[juh-stish-ee-uh-buh l, -stish-uh-buh l]
adjective Law.
  1. capable of being settled by law or by the action of a court: a justiciable dispute.
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Origin of justiciable

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin jūstitiābilis. See justice, -able
Related formsjus·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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British Dictionary definitions for nonjusticiable


  1. capable of being determined by a court of law
  2. liable to be brought before a court for trial; subject to jurisdiction
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Derived Formsjusticiability, noun
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Word Origin and History for nonjusticiable



mid-15c., from Old French justisable "amenable to a jurisdiction," from justicier, from Latin iustitia (see justice).

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