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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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Examples from the Web for rateably

Historical Examples

  • I have no doubt that after hours of immense labour you will triumphantly suggest “rateably.”

    If I May

    A. A. Milne

  • It is a property rate, and originally was rateably levied at four shillings in the pound.

  • Under the amended law only such sum as Parliament might vote in each year was to be rateably divided among all local authorities.

    Our First Half-Century

    Government of Queensland


British Dictionary definitions for rateably

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 rateably

ratable

adj.

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

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