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pleadable

[plee-duh-buh l]
adjective
  1. capable of being pleaded, as a case in court.
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Origin of pleadable

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English word from Anglo-French word pledable. See plead, -able
Related formsnon·plead·a·ble, adjectiveun·plead·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pleadable

Historical Examples

  • No intent can, make a defamatory publication good, nothing can make it have a good tendency; truth is not pleadable.

    Thoughts on the Present Discontents

    Edmund Burke

  • He shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons; but his pardon shall not be pleadable in bar of an impeachment.

  • That no pardon under the great seal of England be pleadable to an impeachment by the Commons in parliament.

  • No intent can make a defamatory publication good, nothing can make it have a good tendency; truth is not pleadable.

  • The Act of Settlement prescribed that "no pardon shall be pleadable to an impeachment by the Commons in parliament."

    The Governments of Europe

    Frederic Austin Ogg