ad·​mis·​si·​ble əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce admissible (audio)
: capable of being allowed or conceded : permissible
evidence legally admissible in court
: capable or worthy of being admitted
admissible to the university
admissibility 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 That prevents them from tainting the jury pool with information or views that may not be admissible at trial. Henry Olsen, National Review, 2 Nov. 2023 Today's testimony was unusual because US District Judge Lewis Kaplan sent the jury home for the day to conduct a hearing on whether certain parts of his testimony are admissible. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 26 Oct. 2023 And despite a lengthy hearing on the letter prior to that trial, as well as several state court decisions — including from Wisconsin’s high court — in Griesbach’s view, the document shouldn’t have been admissible. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 12 Oct. 2023 Polygraphs are not admissible in criminal court in Wisconsin because they are considered unreliable. Gina Barton, USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 In its response, DYG informed that its mineral exploration activities in Xinjiang terminated in 2008, which is according to them, prior to the admissible period. Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes, 16 July 2023 The only comment we are permitted to make is the following: The Arbitrator ruled that because we were denied an opportunity for cross-examination, on the current state of the record, the deposition testimony of Mr. Wilks is not admissible. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 31 Aug. 2023 But the text messages, which were allowed in the U.K. trial, were not admissible in the Virginia courtroom. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2023 The judge also instructed the jury to consider the account of the confession as admissible as evidence only against the defendant who had made it. Charlie Savage, New York Times, 23 June 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of admissible was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Admissible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


ad·​mis·​si·​ble əd-ˈmis-ə-bəl How to pronounce admissible (audio)
: that can be or is worthy to be admitted or allowed
admissible evidence
admissibility noun

Legal Definition


ad·​mis·​si·​ble əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl, ad- How to pronounce admissible (audio)
: capable of being allowed or permitted
the difficulty would be lessened if entries in books of account were admissible as prima facie evidenceB. N. Cardozo
admissibility noun

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