admissible

adjective ad·mis·si·ble \ əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl , ad- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

admissibility

play \-ˌmi-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of admissible in a Sentence

  1. The judge decided that the confession was admissible in court.

  2. using direct quotations without naming your source is not admissible

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Origin and Etymology of admissible

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


ADMISSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

admissible

adjective

Definition of admissible for English Language Learners

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


ADMISSIBLE Defined for Kids

admissible

adjective ad·mis·si·ble \ əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl \

Definition of admissible for Students

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

Law Dictionary

admissible

adjective ad·mis·si·ble \ əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl, ad- \

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

admissibility

play \-ˌmi-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


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