[ soo-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈsu ə bəl /


liable to be sued; capable of being sued.

Nearby words

Origin of suable

First recorded in 1615–25; sue + -able

Related forms

su·a·bil·i·ty, nounsu·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for suable

  • When do notes payable on demand, or in which no time of payment is mentioned, become due and suable?

  • Hence, a note payable on the first day of the month is not due and suable until the fourth.

British Dictionary definitions for suable


/ (ˈsjuːəbəl) /


liable to be sued in a court

Derived Forms

suability, noun

Word Origin for suable

C17: from sue + -able
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