The Debatable Land
Debatable De*bat"a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. debatable. See {Debate}.] Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question. [1913 Webster]

{The Debatable Land} or {or Ground}, a tract of land between the Esk and the Sark, claimed by both England and Scotland; the Batable Ground. [1913 Webster]


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