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 \ 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 Any incriminating evidence gathered during the program would not be admissible in court. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Amended bill to expand juvenile eligibility for restorative justice heads back to West Virginia House," 31 Mar. 2021 Only later did Gharib become a suspect, forcing police to release him and then arrest him so that his testimony could be admissible. Los Angeles Times, "Conviction of former Syrian secret police officer brings solace — but sparks a debate," 25 Feb. 2021 Mautone said Wednesday that the preliminary test is not required, and is not admissible in court. David Porter, Anchorage Daily News, "Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped," 24 Feb. 2021 Mautone said Wednesday that the preliminary test is not required, and is not admissible in court. CBS News, "Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped," 24 Feb. 2021 An Affidavit of Heirship, then, can be binding or nonbinding, admissible or nonadmissible, and reliable or unreliable. Dallas News, "Affidavit of Heirship: Unraveling the document confusion," 31 Jan. 2021 Much of the questioning revolved around her husband’s infidelities, evidence the film argues should’ve never been admissible. al, "Justin Ross Harris documentary released ahead of fight for new hot car death trial," 24 Nov. 2020 In Michigan, which Biden has won by nearly 150,000 votes, Trump’s attorneys could provide no admissible or credible evidence of fraud. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: New COVID restrictions, urban-rural divide, election results," 20 Nov. 2020 The office reviews admissible and credible evidence to determine if the crime can be proven in court beyond a reasonable doubt, which can be challenging. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, "Several arrests made in Arizona cold cases this year, but investigators continue to face challenges," 10 Sep. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admissible. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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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

Other Words from admissible

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

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