merchantable

adjective mer·chant·able \ ˈmər-chən-tə-bəl \

Definition of merchantable

: of commercially acceptable quality : salable

merchantability

play \ˌmər-chən-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of merchantable in a Sentence

  1. a logging operation that strips an area of all of its trees, only a small percentage of which will yield merchantable timber

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First Known Use of merchantable

15th century

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MERCHANTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

merchantable

Definition of merchantable for English Language Learners

  • law : of good enough quality to be sold


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merchantable

adjective mer·chant·able \ ˈmər-chən-tə-bəl \

legal Definition of merchantable

: of commercially acceptable quality : characterized by fitness for normal use, good quality, and accord with any statements or promises made on the packaging or label
  • merchantable goods
— see also implied warranty and warranty of merchantability at warranty 2a

merchantability

play \ˌmər-chən-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

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