inadmissible

adjective
in·ad·mis·si·ble | \ˌi-nəd-ˈmi-sə-bəl \

Definition of inadmissible 

: not admissible inadmissible evidence

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Other Words from inadmissible

inadmissibility \ˌi-nəd-ˌmi-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
inadmissibly \ˌi-nəd-ˈmi-sə-blē \ adverb

Examples of inadmissible in a Sentence

The evidence was inadmissible in court.

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The number of family members found inadmissible at ports of entry decreased about 32 percent from 4,718 in May to 3,230 in June, similar to the overall trend. Kate Morrissey, Anchorage Daily News, "Illegal border crossings decrease for the first time in 2018," 7 July 2018 Though a judge ruled Carolyn’s testimony inadmissible in court, her husband and Milam were quickly acquitted. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The Justice Department Has Reopened Its Investigation into the Murder of Emmett Till," 12 July 2018 The number of family members found inadmissible at ports of entry decreased about 32 percent from 4,718 in May to 3,230 in June, similar to the overall trend. Kate Morrissey, Anchorage Daily News, "Illegal border crossings decrease for the first time in 2018," 7 July 2018 The number of family members found inadmissible at ports of entry decreased about 32 percent from 4,718 in May to 3,230 in June, similar to the overall trend. Kate Morrissey, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Illegal border crossings decrease for the first time in 2018," 6 July 2018 But in court, the judge ruled that the figure was inadmissible as evidence. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Chris Webber ready to return to Michigan, despite wounds still not healed," 29 June 2018 The Central District Court has ruled that confessions obtained under duress from suspects in the Duma arson attack that claimed the lives of three members of the Dawabshe family in 2015 are inadmissible. Shlomi Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Israeli Court strikes down key evidence in Duma arson case," 20 June 2018 In February 2017, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled a three-hour police interview with Nichols after his arrest was inadmissible. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "'He Is Either Going to Give Me a Ring or Throw Me Off a Cliff,' a Mom Allegedly Said Before Fatal Hike," 15 June 2018 For a long time, as the Court tried to hammer all this out, victim-impact evidence was inadmissible in death-penalty cases, an exclusion that the Court had twice upheld. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "The Rise of the Victims’-Rights Movement," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of inadmissible

1776, in the meaning defined above

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inadmissible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inadmissible

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

inadmissible

adjective
in·ad·mis·si·ble | \ˌin-əd-ˈmi-sə-bəl \

Legal Definition of inadmissible 

: not admissible inadmissible evidence inadmissible testimony

Other Words from inadmissible

inadmissibility \-ˌmi-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
inadmissibly adverb

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