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ratable

or rate·a·ble

[rey-tuh-buh l]
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adjective
  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

ratable

rateable

adjective
  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

adj.

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

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