fit for acceptance; acceptable.
awaiting receipt of payment: accounts receivable.
receivables, business assets in the form of obligations due from others.
Origin of receivable
1350–1400; receiveRelated formsre·ceiv·a·bil·i·ty, re·ceiv·a·ble·ness, nounnon·re·ceiv·a·ble, adjective, nounun·re·ceiv·a·ble, adjective
; replacing Middle English rescevable
< Anglo-French receivable
(Old French recevable
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Related Words for receivablechargeable
Examples from the Web for receivable
Historical Examples of receivable
The general court declaring it receivable for taxes "at fousen a penny."
Advance paper to railways, etc., receivable in payment of taxes.
The bank capital was gone, and no one had money that was receivable for taxes.
The money was receivable in taxes, nominally redeemable in coin, and made a legal tender.
While not a legal tender, the notes were receivable at all imperial agencies.
British Dictionary definitions for receivable
suitable for or capable of being received, esp as payment or legal tender
(of a bill, etc) awaiting paymentaccounts receivable
(usually plural) the part of the assets of a business represented by accounts due for payment
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Word Origin and History for receivable
late 14c., from receive + -able, and in part from Anglo-French or Old French recevable, from Old French recoivre. Related: Receivables.
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