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 Although the conditions that could render a person inadmissible today are no longer described as loathsome, the same principles apply to current immigration exams. Sophie Chou, ProPublica, "Despite Audit, Doctors With Checkered Records Can Still Decide Fate of Green Card Seekers," 12 Dec. 2019 If the draft proposal moves forward, the study, which has been the basis for public-health regulations for more than two decades, could become inadmissible. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "How a Trump Administration Proposal Could Worsen Public Health," 15 Nov. 2019 Only a few have been found inadmissible, said Diane J. Sabatino, CBP director of field operations. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "3,900 evacuees from the Bahamas have come to south Florida," 13 Sep. 2019 Mitchell was called by the defense as part of its effort to get defendants' confessions to the FBI ruled inadmissible due to the treatment the alleged terrorists received while in U.S. government custody. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "'A dirty word': After tense exchange, Guantanamo judge says he’ll rule on whether 9/11 plotters were tortured," 25 Jan. 2020 After nearly four years, Oberhansley went to trial in August, but the trial ended on the first day of testimony when a witness mentioned evidence that was ruled inadmissible and Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael granted a mistrial. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Oberhansley again deemed incompetent for trial in Southern Indiana cannibalism case," 6 Jan. 2020 The list of conditions that could make an immigrant inadmissible has been the subject of controversy. Sophie Chou, ProPublica, "Despite Audit, Doctors With Checkered Records Can Still Decide Fate of Green Card Seekers," 12 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of inadmissible

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Inadmissible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 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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