- capable of being rated or appraised.
- proportional: ratable distribution of wealth.
Origin of ratable
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
First recorded in 1495–1505; rate1
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Examples from the Web for rateably
Historical Examples of rateably
I have no doubt that after hours of immense labour you will triumphantly suggest “rateably.”
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.
British Dictionary definitions for rateably
Derived Formsratability, rateability, ratableness or rateableness, nounratably or rateably, adverb
- able to be rated or evaluated
- British (of property) liable to payment of rates
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Word Origin and History for rateably
also rateable, c.1500, from rate (v.2) + -able.
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