adjective see compel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Compellable — Com*pel la*ble, a. Capable of being compelled or constrained. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compellable — See compel. * * * …   Universalium

  • compellable — adj. constrainable; able to compel, influenceable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • compellable — adjective Law (of a witness) able to be made to attend court or give evidence …   English new terms dictionary

  • compellable — com·pel·la·ble …   English syllables

  • compellable — ləbəl adjective : capable of being compelled …   Useful english dictionary

  • compellable witness — noun : a person that can claim no exemption from testifying in a legal proceeding …   Useful english dictionary

  • compel — compellable, adj. compellably, adv. compellent, adj. compeller, n. compellingly, adv. /keuhm pel /, v., compelled, compelling. v.t. 1. to force or drive, esp. to a course of action: His disregard of the rules compels us to dismiss him …   Universalium

  • compellability — in the law of evidence, the power to make a witness come to court to testify. The general rule is that a competent witness is compellable. The sovereign and certain diplomats are competent but not compellable. Parliamentary privilege probably has …   Law dictionary

  • The Seal of Confession —     The Law of the Seal of Confession     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Law of the Seal of Confession     In the Decretum of the Gratian who compiled the edicts of previous councils and the principles of Church law which he published about 1151,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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