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 The bill also would allow a plaintiff’s failure to wear a seat belt to be admissible in court. Washington Examiner, "Louisiana House votes again to change how courts handle auto accident claims," 16 June 2020 Should all of these items be admissible during trial? CBS News, "Transcript: Sen. John Cornyn on "Face the Nation," January 19, 2020," 19 Jan. 2020 Despite these and other overturned convictions in Texas, evidence gained during a hypnosis session remains admissible here thanks in part to a ruling in a 1996 El Paso murder case. Dallas Morning News, "Texas courts allow hypnosis despite science, overturned convictions," 9 Apr. 2020 Only one was accepted to be admissible as evidence. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, "This Japanese man spent almost five decades on death row. He could go back," 21 Mar. 2020 Confessions made in police custody are not admissible as evidence in court unless made before a magistrate. Niha Masih, Washington Post, "Six deaths in one family over 14 years. Police say they have found their killer: The daughter-in-law.," 4 Nov. 2019 Doe's lawyers argued that the email isn't admissible as evidence because it was sent as part of settlement negotiations. Ashley Cullins, Billboard, "Russell Simmons Can't Knock Out Rape Suit With Opponent's Email," 19 Aug. 2019 Democrats are creating a total upheaval over this.’’ District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Robinson’s statement was admissible in court, thereby possibly dragging Trump into the proceedings. Ellen Nakashimaand William Booth,, "Assange lawyer claims congressman offered pardon on behalf of Trump in exchange for absolving Russia in WikiLeaks case," 19 Feb. 2020 District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said the evidence was admissible in the extradition case. NBC News, "Trump admin offered Assange a pardon if he cleared Russia over email leak, lawyer says," 19 Feb. 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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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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