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

Definition of inadmissible

: not admissible inadmissible evidence

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 Gold’s testimony came during an offer of proof in Lane County Circuit Court on Friday but was ruled inadmissible by judge Clara Rigmaiden under Oregon state law that relates to punitive damages for out-of-state conduct. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 Buzbee wants that, but Hardin said in court Monday that evidence from the other women would be inadmissible in the case at trial. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 9 May 2022 Therefore, the judges determined that the evidence gathered during the subsequent car search was inadmissible and shouldn’t have been used to prosecute Antoine Dwayne Frazier. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Apr. 2022 The juror told Vice that some members of the jury read stories about allegations made by a government witness that were deemed inadmissible at trial. James Fanelli, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2022 The confession got some details wrong and was deemed inadmissible at his trial amid concerns that Mr. Lorenz’s right to counsel may not have been properly waived. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2021 Right now, West's attorneys are pushing the idea that there's no proof that West wrote the posts on Instagram or Twitter in legal docs obtained by TMZ, claiming that saying they were written by West is hearsay and inadmissible in court. ELLE, 28 Feb. 2022 In 2019 the defendant appealed his conviction, asserting the court used inadmissible and prejudicial evidence, questioned the defendant in a confrontational manner and issued the conviction based on insufficient evidence. Hannah Drown, cleveland, 31 Dec. 2021 Jamie Spears' attorneys maintain there is no reason to replace him, saying all the evidence against him is flawed and inadmissible. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of inadmissible

1776, in the meaning defined above

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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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