colorable

  • 1 colorable — col·or·able adj: having an appearance of truth, validity, or right if a colorable claim or better can be pleaded D. F. Kolb and M. P. Carroll col·or·ably adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 colorable — [kɔlɔʀabl] adj. ÉTYM. 1873, Wurtz; de colorer. ❖ ♦ Didactique. 1 Qui est susceptible de fixer les colorants. || La structure colorable du chromosome. 2 Littér. Qui peut se colorer (Proust …

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  • 4 Colorable — or colourable may refer to: Graph coloring in Mathematics in Law, that a legal burden of proof would be met at trial This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal l …

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  • 5 colorable — (Amer.) col·or·a·ble || kÊŒlÉ™rÉ™bl adj. able to be colored or painted (also colourable) …

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  • 6 colorable — *plausible, credible, believable, specious Analogous words: convincing, compelling, telling, cogent, sound, *valid …

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

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  • 8 colorable — 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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  • 9 colorable — (entrée créée par le supplément) (ko lo ra bl ) adj. Qui peut être coloré. L oxychlorure de zinc [pour l obturation des caries dentaires] est absolument blanc, ou colorable légèrement en gris ou en jaune …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 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] * * * …

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  • 11 colorable — co|lo|ra|ble Mot Pla Adjectiu invariable …

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  • 12 colorable — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Worthy of being believed: believable, credible, creditable, plausible. See TRUE …

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  • 13 colorable — adj 1. plausible, credible, tenable, believable, conceivable, feasible; specious. 2. deceptive, tricky, slippery, Inf. shady; ostensible, apparent, pretended, feigned, simulated, spurious, bogus, counterfeit, fraudulent, sham, false, fake, Inf.… …

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  • 14 colorable — col·or·a·ble …

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  • 15 colorable — col•or•a•ble [[t]ˈkʌl ər ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) capable of being colored 2) seemingly valid; plausible 3) pretended • Etymology: 1400–50 col′or•a•bly, adv …

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

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  • 17 colorable — That which is in appearance only, and not in reality, what it purports to be, hence counterfeit, feigned, having the appearance of truth. Windle v. Flinn, 196 Or. 654, 251 P.2d 136, 146 …

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  • 18 colorable — That which is in appearance only, and not in reality, what it purports to be, hence counterfeit, feigned, having the appearance of truth. Windle v. Flinn, 196 Or. 654, 251 P.2d 136, 146 …

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  • 19 colorable — …

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  • 20 colorable cause or invocation of jurisdiction — With reference to actions for malicious prosecution, a colorable cause or invocation of jurisdiction means that a person, apparently qualified, has appeared before a justice and made a complaint under oath and in writing, stating some facts which …

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