Definition of compellable in English:


Line breaks: com¦pel|lable
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɛləb(ə)l


  • (Of a witness) able to be made to attend court or give evidence.
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    • He does not wish to attend court in England and is not a compellable witness.
    • At the date of the appellant's trial he was a compellable witness for the defence and there is no reason to believe he was unavailable.
    • There was no other way of eliciting this evidence because the maker of the statements was not a compellable witness for the co-defendant.

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