or rate·a·ble

[rey-tuh-buh l]


capable of being rated or appraised.
proportional: ratable distribution of wealth.

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 of rateably

  • 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




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



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

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