admissible

adjective
ad·​mis·​si·​ble | \ əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce admissible (audio) , ad-\

Definition of admissible

1 : capable of being allowed or conceded : permissible evidence legally admissible in court
2 : capable or worthy of being admitted admissible to the university

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Other Words from admissible

admissibility \ -​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce admissibility (audio) \ noun

Examples of admissible in a Sentence

The judge decided that the confession was admissible in court. using direct quotations without naming your source is not admissible

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That concession rendered moot a hearing over whether the interview would be admissible at the trial. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Jury in Md. murder trial may not hear all police evidence against boyfriend accused of killing teacher," 22 June 2018 That concession rendered moot a hearing over whether the interview would be admissible at the trial. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Jury in Md. murder trial may not hear all police evidence against boyfriend accused of killing teacher," 22 June 2018 That concession rendered moot a hearing over whether the interview would be admissible at the trial. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Jury in Md. murder trial may not hear all police evidence against boyfriend accused of killing teacher," 22 June 2018 An attorney for Slager was present at the time and, according to local TV station WCMH, two-thirds of her testimony was cross-examination by the defense — a fact the judge noted in ruling it admissible at the murder trial. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, "Ohio Mom's Testimony Before Dying From Extensive Burns Can Be Used at Ex-Boyfriend's Murder Trial," 14 Apr. 2018 Prosecutors have deemed his case difficult to charge in civilian court; much of the evidence against him may not be admissible under courtroom standards. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "American ISIS Suspect Fights Plan to Release Him in Syria," 7 June 2018 The case was eventually settled out of court, but the judge ruled that, despite a demurring opinion from Mackey, the scans were admissible as evidence. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "The Neuroscience of Pain," 9 May 2016 That concession rendered moot a hearing over whether the interview would be admissible at the trial. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Jury in Md. murder trial may not hear all police evidence against boyfriend accused of killing teacher," 22 June 2018 The attorney said Rudd’s statements to Arlington Heights police in 2013 should not have been admissible as evidence. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Donnie Rudd's future after guilty verdict in wife's '73 death: Prison — and another murder charge?," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of admissible

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for admissible

borrowed from French, probably borrowed from Medieval Latin admissibilis, from Latin admissus (past participle of admittere "to admit entry 1") + -ibilis -ible

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admissible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of admissible

: able to be admitted or allowed especially : able to be allowed or considered in a legal case

admissible

adjective
ad·​mis·​si·​ble | \ əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce admissible (audio) \

Kids Definition of admissible

: able to be or deserving to be admitted or allowed : allowable The jury listened to all of the admissible evidence.

admissible

adjective
ad·​mis·​si·​ble | \ əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl, ad- How to pronounce admissible (audio) \

Legal Definition of admissible

: capable of being allowed or permitted the difficulty would be lessened if entries in books of account were admissible as prima facie evidence— B. N. Cardozo

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admissibility \ -​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce admissibility (audio) \ noun

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