adjective Date: 14th century 1. seemingly valid or genuine <
a colorable claim in law
2. intended to deceive ; counterfeit <
colorable and false pretenses
colorably adverb

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  • colorable — [kul′ər ə bəl] adj. [LL colorabilis] 1. capable of being colored 2. apparently valid, but actually specious colorably adv …   English World dictionary

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  • 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

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