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admissible

Line breaks: ad¦mis|sible
Pronunciation: /ədˈmɪsɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of admissible in English:

adjective

1Acceptable or valid, especially as evidence in a court of law: the tape recording was admissible as evidence
More example sentences
  • The onus is now on legal council to establish evidence that is admissible in court of noncompliance on the part of the debtors.
  • I doubt very much that such evidence would be admissible in an Australian court.
  • The new Criminal Justice Bill would make hear-say evidence more readily admissible in court.
Synonyms
allowable, allowed, permissible, permitted, acceptable, passable, tolerable, satisfactory, justifiable, defensible, supportable, well founded, tenable, sound, sensible, reasonable;
informal OK, okay, legit, kosher, pukka, by the book
2Having the right to be admitted to a place: foreigners were admissible only as temporary workers
More example sentences
  • The green card is given to foreigners who are admissible.
  • All academic documents show the student admissible except for language proficiency.
  • However, the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada limit the number of students admissible without a first degree to 10 percent.

Origin

early 17th century: from medieval Latin admissibilis, from Latin admittere (see admit).

Derivatives

admissibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • My other concern about this is that there is no guarantee of the admissibility of evidence from the database in future cases.
  • The summary bill seeks to deal with new provisions on the admissibility of written statements by witnesses as evidence.
  • The admissibility of evidence provided by foreign governments is also cause for concern, he says.

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