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suable

[ soo-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈsu ə bəl /
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adjective

liable to be sued; capable of being sued.

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Origin of suable

First recorded in 1615–25; sue + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM suable

su·a·bil·i·ty, nounsu·a·bly, adverb

Words nearby suable

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Example sentences from the Web for suable

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for suable

suable
/ (ˈsjuːəbəl) /

adjective

liable to be sued in a court

Derived forms of suable

suability, noun

Word Origin for suable

C17: from sue + -able
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