Personable Per"son*a*ble (p[~e]r"s[u^]n*[.a]*b'l), a. 1. Having a well-formed body, or person; graceful; comely; of good appearance; presentable; as, a personable man or woman. [1913 Webster]

Wise, warlike, personable, courteous, and kind. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The king, . . . so visited with sickness, was not personable. --E. Hall. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) Enabled to maintain pleas in court. --Cowell. (b) Having capacity to take anything granted. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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