admissible

adjective
ad·mis·si·ble | \əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl, 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 \-ˌmi-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ 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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Prosecutors have deemed his case difficult to charge in civilian court; much of the evidence against him may not be admissible under courtroom standards. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "American ISIS Suspect Fights Plan to Release Him in Syria," 7 June 2018 The case was eventually settled out of court, but the judge ruled that, despite a demurring opinion from Mackey, the scans were admissible as evidence. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "The Neuroscience of Pain," 9 May 2016 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 The attorney said Rudd’s statements to Arlington Heights police in 2013 should not have been admissible as evidence. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Donnie Rudd's future after guilty verdict in wife's '73 death: Prison — and another murder charge?," 8 July 2018 That concession rendered moot a hearing over whether the interview would be admissible at the trial. Dan Morse, baltimoresun.com, "Jury may not hear all evidence against boyfriend accused of killing Howard County teacher," 23 June 2018 The opinion, written by Justice Douglas, said Brady was not entitled to a new trial on his guilt because under Maryland law Boblit’s last statement would not be admissible at such a proceeding. Longreads, "The Bungled Bank Robbery That Ended in a Landmark Legal Ruling," 26 June 2018 A month later, when summoned for questioning by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Morrison confessed and became an informant for the agency, an arrangement the Air Force said yielded legally admissible evidence against 10 other airmen. Robert Burns, BostonGlobe.com, "Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD," 24 May 2018 A month later, when summoned for questioning by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Morrison confessed and became an informant for the agency, an arrangement the Air Force said yielded legally admissible evidence against 10 other airmen. NBC News, "Security troops on U.S. nuclear missile base took LSD, records show," 24 May 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 \

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- \

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 \ noun

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