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colourable

Line breaks: col¦our|able
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌlərəb(ə)l
 
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(US colorable)

Definition of colourable in English:

adjective

1Capable of being coloured: colourable illustrations
More example sentences
  • Our colorable package will generate imagination and creativity while allowing kids to personalize their own cereal boxes.
  • Best of all, the puzzles are accompanied by large, colorable pictures so children can have even more fun while they build word skills.
  • My daughter would like to download colorable seal pictures.
2Appearing to be correct or justified, but in fact not so: a colourable legal claim
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  • Obviously, if these procedures are sufficient for American citizens, they are more than enough for foreign detainees who have no colorable claim to due process rights.
  • Listening to you develop that argument in the High Court would provide a good opportunity for working out whether the claim was colourable.
  • In other words, the choice may not be simply between a bona fide claim and a colourable claim, for example.
2.1Counterfeit.
Example sentences
  • it was a device which would enable every unrecognised state to circumvent the fundamental principles of our law and, as such, would be contrary to public policy, being ‘a colourable device’.
  • In accordance with Dickson's analysis in Rio, I must first classify the legislation either as a valid provincial Act or a colourable attempt to legislate on matters restricted to Parliament.
  • He thought this was colourable, something invented after the event in order to give an excuse for not taking a man back who has been the subject of a reinstatement order.

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