articulable

adjective
ar·​tic·​u·​la·​ble | \ är-ˈti-kyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce articulable (audio) \

Definition of articulable

: capable of being articulated

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There have to be, according to FBI guidelines, specific articulable facts of a potential crime. Fox News, "Kellyanne Conway: CNN's bombshell report is just a bomb," 29 Aug. 2018 Officer Hummons had no articulable facts to believe that Horton was carrying a firearm without a valid FOID card. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "The Second Amendment vs. the Fourth Amendment," 7 Apr. 2017 The time has come to change that and define an easily articulable rule: if an officer is instructing a suspect to have a seat in a police vehicle, then Miranda warnings are required. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Ohio Supreme Court says cops can question some suspects without reading rights," 19 July 2017

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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articulable

adjective
ar·​tic·​u·​la·​ble | \ är-ˈti-kyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce articulable (audio) \

Legal Definition of articulable

: capable of being expressed, explained, or justified police had observed drug sale and stopped defendant on articulable reasonable suspicion that he was dealing drugsNational Law Journal

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