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

Other Words from admissible

admissibility \ əd-​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce admissible (audio) , ad-​ \ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Haggis’ lawyers are expected to argue that such evidence would not be admissible, and is not subject to discovery, according to an email that was attached to the motion. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 6 Sep. 2022 An hourslong back-and-forth between prosecutors, Bannon's attorneys, and Judge Carl Nichols over exactly what was admissible ensued. Robert Legare, CBS News, 19 July 2022 Brooks' attorneys also claimed a number of potential jurors were personally impacted by the case and could not be admissible in court. Amir Vera, Amanda Musa And Jarrod Wardwell, CNN, 21 June 2022 Navigating that patchwork of rules matters for ensuring that evidence is admissible in court. Michael Phillis And Julio Cortez, Baltimore Sun, 1 July 2022 But a match is only confirmed when examiners compare casings using a comparison microscope — an important distinction when thinking about admissible evidence in court cases. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 20 June 2022 No statistics after March 1 would have been admissible in arbitration other than contract and salary comparisons. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2022 Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman said in a joint statement Wednesday there was insufficient admissible evidence to file charges against Officer Mark Hanneman. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 6 Apr. 2022 But at Tuesday’s hearing, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said the bid to prevent the disclosure of medical reports was unreasonable and there was no admissible evidence showing any decline in his mental condition. NBC News, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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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.


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 admissible (audio) \ noun

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