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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admissibility \ əd-​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce admissibility (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 FIFA’s committee decided that Nantes’ claim was admissible and should be partially accepted, but any further claim is rejected., "FIFA Threaten Cardiff With Huge Transfer Ban if They Fail to Pay Nantes for Emiliano Sala," 4 Nov. 2019 The Braunschweig state court declared the suit admissible as proceedings opened, news agency dpa reported, but suggested that the plaintiffs have plenty of work to do to prove their case. San Diego Union-Tribune, "German court opens hearings on consumer suit against VW," 30 Sep. 2019 Brodsky called Smith as a witness despite a warning from the trial judge that every detail of Smith’s eight-minute conservation with Stacy Peterson would be admissible. Stacy St. Clair,, "Ex-cop Drew Peterson seeks to reverse his conviction for third wife’s murder — again," 30 Sep. 2019 The admissible evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Buck was responsible for Moore's death, according to a charge evaluation worksheet from the LA County District Attorney in July 2018. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Democratic donor Ed Buck charged with a felony for running a drug den," 18 Sep. 2019 Amazon’s lawyers argued that many companies use white vans and that there was no admissible evidence that the driver who struck Mr. Salinas had been delivering Amazon packages. Patricia Callahan, New York Times, "The Human Cost of Amazon’s Fast, Free Shipping," 5 Sep. 2019 The actual tissue sample was long gone, but the image was ruled admissible by a judge, and Carpenter was eventually charged with Crane’s murder in 1992. Lynette Rice,, "The tragic, unsolved murder of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane," 26 Aug. 2019 In a landmark ruling in 2012, the Oregon Supreme Court unanimously set a stricter standard for eyewitness identification evidence and shifted the burden to prosecutors to establish that the evidence is reliable and admissible in court., "The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection," 16 Aug. 2019 But Nessel's Office says the evidence collected from the MeToo Kit would not be admissible in court. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "MeToo Kit CEO says Michigan AG has it all wrong. She didn't want to profit from rape victims.," 9 Sep. 2019

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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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of admissible

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


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 admissibility (audio) \ noun

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