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or rate·a·ble

[rey-tuh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being rated or appraised.
  2. proportional: ratable distribution of wealth.
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Origin of ratable

First recorded in 1495–1505; rate1 + -able
Related formsrat·a·bil·i·ty, rat·a·ble·ness, nounrat·a·bly, rate·a·bly, adverbnon·rat·a·bil·i·ty, non·rate·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·rat·a·ble, non·rate·a·ble, adjectivenon·rat·a·ble·ness, non·rate·a·ble·ness, nounnon·rat·a·bly, non·rate·a·bly, adverbun·rat·a·ble, un·rate·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for ratable

payable, chargeable, due, assessable, dutiable, ratable

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Historical Examples of ratable

  • And never could he imagine or allow that his personal weight, and force, and worth were ratable by gymnastic tests.

    Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;

    Clark S. Beardslee

  • Representatives are apportioned among the towns according to ratable male polls, (male tax-payers;) state residence, two years.

  • Scot was a ratable proportion in the payments levied from the town for local or national purposes.

  • In a previous year a general estimate of ratable estates had been ordered.

    A short history of Rhode Island

    George Washington Greene

  • The territorial schedule comprised a general list of ratable objects with fixed valuations.

British Dictionary definitions for ratable



  1. able to be rated or evaluated
  2. British (of property) liable to payment of rates
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Derived Formsratability, rateability, ratableness or rateableness, nounratably or rateably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ratable


also rateable, c.1500, from rate (v.2) + -able.

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