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triable

[ trahy-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈtraɪ ə bəl /
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subject or liable to judicial trial.

RELATED WORDS

actionable, disputable, prosecutable, contestable

Nearby words

trh, tri-, tri-band, tri-city, tri-nations championship, triable, triac, triacetate, triacetate fiber, triacetic acid, triacid

Origin of triable

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French. See try, -able
Related formsun·tri·a·ble, adjectiveun·tri·a·ble·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for triable

  • In a word, an error in morals is triable only if it is also an error in belief.

    Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
  • Offences against the game laws are not triable by justices of the peace, but only in the sheriff court.

  • Various offences hitherto only triable at Assizes, transferred to the jurisdiction of Quarter Sessions.

  • No suit shall be triable after the lapse of fifteen years from the date of the act giving rise to the suit.

British Dictionary definitions for triable

triable

/ (ˈtraɪəbəl) /

adjective

  1. liable to be tried judicially
  2. subject to examination or determination by a court of law
rare able to be tested
Derived Formstriableness, noun
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