colorable

adjective col·or·able \ ˈkə-lə-rə-bəl , -lər-ə- , ˈkəl-rə- \

Definition of colorable

1 :seemingly valid or genuine
  • a colorable claim in law
2 :intended to deceive :counterfeit
  • colorable and false pretenses

colorably

play \ˈkə-lə-rə-blē, -lər-ə-, ˈkəl-rə-\ adverb

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First Known Use of colorable

15th century


Law Dictionary

colorable

adjective col·or·able

legal Definition of colorable

:having an appearance of truth, validity, or right
  • if a colorable claim — or better — can be pleaded
  • —D. F. Kolb and M. P. Carroll

colorably

adverb

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