Definition of triable in English:


Syllabification: tri·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈtrīəbəl


  • 1(Of an offense) liable to a judicial trial.
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    • Many offences are triable either way.
    • The s. 4 offence is triable either way, with a maximum penalty of five years.
    • By section 33 of the Act, breach of this duty is punishable as a criminal offence, triable both summarily and on indictment.
  • 1.1(Of a case or issue) able to be investigated and decided judicially.
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    • Leave was granted for the bringing of this motion by Justice Cullity and it is for me to decide whether or not there is a triable issue such as to get this matter to proceed.
    • The question that I have to decide is whether there is a triable issue and whether the facts alleged by the plaintiff are sufficient to justify the case proceeding further.
    • The onus of establishing that there is no triable issue is on the moving party, in this case the purchaser.


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French trier 'sift' (see try).

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