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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Other Words from inadmissible

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

Examples of inadmissible in a Sentence

The evidence was inadmissible in court.
Recent Examples on the Web The governments had asked the court to drop its priority status for the case and hear their argument that the case is inadmissible, the activists' legal representatives said in a statement Friday. Barry Hatton, Star Tribune, "European court: governments must prove climate change effort," 25 Feb. 2021 Some thought Mexican prosecutors might dismiss the case on technical grounds of inadmissible evidence. Mark Stevenson, Star Tribune, "Mexico clears ex-defense secretary of all US accusations," 14 Jan. 2021 Westbrook’s lawyers, argued — noting that would be inadmissible evidence. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Jazz fan’s lawyer will get to see Russell Westbrook’s disciplinary record," 7 Dec. 2020 This evidence was inadmissible at trial but was the subject of a public suppression hearing. Alec Sirken, CBS News, "Is the killer of an Iowa teen linked to missing news anchor Jodi Huisentruit?," 6 Nov. 2020 Judge Stephen Wilson ruled that the information was inadmissible. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, "‘Justified’ or ‘despicable’? The twisted tale of an LAPD excessive force case," 3 Jan. 2021 The tip was deemed inadmissible at the time, according to Forbes' current lawyer, Imran Syed. Anna Sturla, CNN, "Imprisoned nearly 40 years, a Michigan man is freed after a witness recanted her story," 16 Dec. 2020 Subsequently, the driver was taken back to Canada and deemed inadmissible into the United States. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Approximately 450 pounds of marijuana seized at Canadian border," 4 Dec. 2020 But the Trump administration effectively created a wealth test for immigrants seeking permanent residency by rendering inadmissible applicants deemed likely to use a broad range of safety net programs. New York Times, "A Trump Immigration Policy Is Leaving Families Hungry," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of inadmissible

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inadmissible was in 1776

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2 Mar 2021

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“Inadmissible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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 inadmissible (audio) \ noun
inadmissibly adverb

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