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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Preller argued that the blood test to screen for drugs that Schwarzman took should not be admissible because it was not conducted with a warrant. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Motion to suppress evidence in case that killed 5-year-old and her grandmother in Timonium is denied," 3 July 2019 After the wills were discovered in May by Owens, attorneys for Franklin's four sons were unable to resolve the issue and headed to court to determine if the wills are admissible to probate. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Aretha Franklin's youngest son has filed for control over the late singer's estate," 18 June 2019 Christopher Gruber, dean of admissions and financial aid at Davidson College in North Carolina, said coaches routinely consult with him on whether athletes are admissible based on their record as high school juniors. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Bribery scandal points to the athletic factor: A major force in college admissions," 13 June 2019 Christopher Gruber, dean of admissions and financial aid at Davidson College in North Carolina, said coaches routinely consult with him on whether athletes are admissible based on their record as high school juniors. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "Bribery scandal points to the athletic factor: A major force in college admissions," 12 June 2019 The federal interior ministry is preparing to back a proposal from the state of Schleswig-Holstein to make evidence from smart devices and virtual assistants admissible in court, the RND news organization reported Wednesday. David Meyer, Fortune, "Should Alexa Provide Evidence In Court? German Security Chiefs Say Yes.," 6 June 2019 Now, prosecutors are asking a judge to determine whether that information is admissible in his upcoming trial. Michael Williams, orlandosentinel.com, "Man accused of killing family used Japanese death god’s name as password hint for jail email. Prosecutors want to use that against him at trial," 5 June 2019 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

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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

Other Words from admissible

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

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