Definition of compellable in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəmˈpeləbəl/


(Of a witness) able to be made to attend court or testify.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: com·pel·la·ble

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