Colorable Col"or*a*ble, a. Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or justice. ``Colorable pretense for infidelity.'' --Bp. Stillingfleet. -- {Col"or*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Col"or*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Colorable and subtle crimes, that seldom are taken within the walk of human justice. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • colorableness — See colorability. * * * …   Universalium

  • colorable — colorability, colorableness, n. colorably, adv. /kul euhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being colored. 2. seemingly valid, true, or genuine; plausible. 3. pretended; deceptive. [1400 50; late ME; see COLOR, ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • colorable — /ˈkʌlərəbəl/ (say kuluhruhbuhl) adjective → colourable. –colorability /kʌlərəˈbɪləti/ (say kuluhruh biluhtee), colorableness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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