actionable

adjective ac·tion·able \ ˈak-sh(ə-)nə-bəl \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of actionable

1 : subject to or affording ground for an action or suit at law
2 : capable of being acted on
  • actionable information

actionably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of actionable in a Sentence

  1. Firing people because of their age is actionable.

  2. We've received actionable information that the men are hiding in these mountains.

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Origin and Etymology of actionable


ACTIONABLE Defined for English Language Learners

actionable

Definition of actionable for English Language Learners

  • law : giving a reason to bring an action or a lawsuit against someone

  • : able to be used as a basis or reason for doing something


Law Dictionary

actionable

adjective ac·tion·able \ ˈak-shə-nə-bəl \

legal Definition of actionable

: subject to or providing grounds for an action or suit at law
  • there is good sense in seeking generally to harmonize the standards of what amounts to actionable harassment
  • Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 755 (1998)


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