in·​ad·​mis·​si·​ble | \ ˌi-nəd-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce inadmissible (audio) \

Definition of inadmissible

: not admissible inadmissible evidence

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inadmissibility \ ˌi-​nəd-​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inadmissibility (audio) \ noun
inadmissibly \ ˌi-​nəd-​ˈmi-​sə-​blē How to pronounce inadmissibly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of inadmissible in a Sentence

The evidence was inadmissible in court.
Recent Examples on the Web Other accusations that might bear on everyday decisions, however, are inadmissible; of the dozens of women who have spoken up in the court of public opinion, most will not testify at trial. Washington Post, "The challenges in the highly anticipated Harvey Weinstein trial, which starts today," 6 Jan. 2020 The defense lawyers argued the material is inflammatory, irrelevant and inadmissible, with no connection between the content and the killing. Michael Kunzelman,, "Ex-girlfriend seeks to avoid testifying at University of Maryland student’s hate crime trial," 19 Nov. 2019 And a judge could rule that testimony provided by a deputy on the list is inadmissible. USA TODAY, "Duck seeking duck, forest ornaments, Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding: News from around our 50 states," 13 Dec. 2019 Soering’s conviction was highly controversial after he was linked to the crime scene with evidence that is now considered to be inadmissible in court. Fox News, "Son of German diplomat, girlfriend paroled 34 years after her parents were murdered in DC home," 26 Nov. 2019 The video footage backed up his claims, but was ruled inadmissible by a Moscow court, which sentenced him to the long prison term for allegedly dislocating the shoulder of a police officer dragged to the ground as Ustinov was arrested. Nick Holdsworth, The Hollywood Reporter, "Russian Actor Pavel Ustinov's Prison Sentence Overturned," 30 Sep. 2019 In August, Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael granted a mistrial after a witness taking the stand for the prosecution mentioned evidence that was deemed inadmissible. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "New jury trial date has been set in Joseph Oberhansley cannibalism case after mistrial," 21 Aug. 2019 Successive legal battles have also proved fruitless, with the European Court of Human Rights ultimately deeming the case inadmissible earlier this year. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Turkey Is Moving Forward With Plans to Flood a 10,000-Year-Old City," 12 Sep. 2019 So far in fiscal year 2019, more than 235,000 people seeking entry into the country have been deemed inadmissible, up about 9% from the 216,370 denied in all of fiscal 2017, according to Customs and Border Protection data . Washington Post, "Questions after US turns away Palestinian Harvard freshman," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of inadmissible

1776, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Inadmissible.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inadmissible

: not able to be allowed or considered in a legal case : not admissible


in·​ad·​mis·​si·​ble | \ ˌin-əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce inadmissible (audio) \

Legal Definition of inadmissible

: not admissible inadmissible evidence inadmissible testimony

Other Words from inadmissible

inadmissibility \ -​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inadmissibility (audio) \ noun
inadmissibly adverb

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