adjective Date: circa 1623 liable to be sued in court • suability noun

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  • suable — su·able / sü ə bəl/ adj: capable of being or liable to be sued Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. suable …   Law dictionary

  • Suable — Su a*ble, a. (Law) Capable of being sued; subject by law to be called to answer in court. Story. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suable — [so͞o′ə bəl, syo͞o′ə bəl] adj. liable to suit in a court; that may be sued suability n …   English World dictionary

  • suable — /s(y)uwabal/ Capable of being, or liable to be, sued. A suable cause of action is the matured cause of action. See cause of action ripeness doctrine …   Black's law dictionary

  • suable — Being subject to suit, that is capable of being sued. Liable to be sued. Suable and suability are words not in common use, but they concisely, correctly convey the idea annexed to them. Chisholm v Georgia (US) 2 Dall 419, 470, 1 L Ed 440, 462 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • suable — suability, n. suably, adv. /sooh euh beuhl/, adj. liable to be sued; capable of being sued. [1615 25; SUE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • suable — su·a·ble || suːəbl / sju adj. capable of being sued, prosecutable in a court of law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suable — su·able …   English syllables

  • suable — su•a•ble [[t]ˈsu ə bəl[/t]] adj. law liable to be sued; capable of being sued • Etymology: 1615–25 su a•bil′i•ty, n. su′a•bly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • suable — /ˈsuəbəl/ (say soohuhbuhl) adjective capable of being sued; liable to be sued. –suability /suəˈbɪləti/ (say soohuh biluhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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