justiciable

adjective jus·ti·cia·ble \ ˌjə-ˈsti-sh(ē-)ə-bəl \

Definition of justiciable

1 :liable to trial in a court of justice
  • a justiciable offense
2 :capable of being decided by legal principles or by a court of justice

justiciability

play \ˌjə-ˌsti-sh(ē-)ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

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First Known Use of justiciable

15th century


Law Dictionary

justiciable

adjective jus·ti·cia·ble \ jə-ˈsti-shə-bəl, -shē-ə- \

legal Definition of justiciable

:capable of being decided according to legal principles by a court
  • whether the tax laws unfairly burden the poor is not a justiciable issue
; especially :triable in a court
  • the claim is not justiciable because the plaintiff has no present right to the property but may in the future
— see also political question at question 2 — compare moot

justiciability

play \jə-ˌsti-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -shē-ə-\ noun

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