Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be accepted; allowable: admissible evidence.
  • adj. Worthy of admission.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. capable or deserving to be admitted, accepted or allowed; allowable, permissible, acceptable
  • adj. Describing a heuristic that never overestimates the cost of reaching a goal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Entitled to be admitted, or worthy of being admitted; that may be allowed or conceded; allowable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable or worthy of being admitted or suffered to enter.
  • That may be allowed or conceded; allowable: as, your proposals are not admissible.
  • In law, capable of being considered in reaching a decision: used of evidence offered in a judicial investigation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. deserving to be admitted

Etymologies

From Middle French admissible (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She and the lawyers were gone for ten minutes or so, and when they came back, Judge Higuera announced from the bench that not only would she not allow me to be tried as an adult, she wouldn’t even indict me as a juvenile unless the DA came up with some admissible evidence, with a strong emphasis on the word admissible.

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  • Already, in 1755, had the same Immanuel Kant, whilst yet a probationer for the chair of logic in a Prussian university, sketched the outline of that philosophy which has secured the admiration, though not the assent of all men known and proved to have understood it, of all men able to state its doctrines in terms admissible by its disciples.

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  • The "limits of legality" refers to the use of what one would call admissible evidence.

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  • What is the argument that these things are not "admissible"?

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  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is still committed to separate mediation, following its declaration that a complaint lodged by Pobal Chill Chomáin over the project is "admissible".

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  • "admissible" under Rome Statute article 1 (complementarity) and article 17.

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  • "With a wealth of admissible evidence, the state presented an overwhelmingly strong case that Carruth orchestrated a plan to kill Ms. Adams to avoid paying child support and that the plan unfolded as he had designed it," Judge Dianna Gribbon Motz wrote in the unanimous opinion.

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  • It is unlikely Ms. Banon's testimony on an incident in 2003 would be admissible if the case went to trial, legal experts said.

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  • Civilian investigators are trained to produce admissible evidence, and in a real emergency they can hold off on Miranda warnings under the doctrine's built-in public safety exception.

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  • To be admissible evidence, something has to be relevant.

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