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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According to a recent report by daily Süddeutsche Zeitung that cited numbers of Germany’s Ministry of Transport, about 8,000 BMW diesel cars were equipped with inadmissible systems to shut down emission controls. Wolfgang Kerler, The Verge, "You thought Dieselgate was over? It’s not.," 18 Sep. 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 court ordered a new trial and the nonsense evidence used by the prosecution in the first trial was deemed inadmissible. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Woman's Day, "The Real Story Behind the Musical 'Chicago'," 12 May 2017 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

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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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