Definitions

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

  • adj. That can be articulated: vague, barely articulable thoughts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being pronounced or expressed distinctly in speech.
  • adj. Capable of being expressed clearly in language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being articulated or uttered as distinct syllables or words.

Etymologies

articul(ate) +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (BTWI prefer “fair trial” which is more firmly rooted/defined in articulable legal principles/standards because “doing justice” is a phrase that notoriously begs the question).

    Discourse.net: Should Prosecutors Hire Jury Consultants?

  • The new regulations strip away this condition that the definition of the emergency must be narrow and emphasize that schools may use this health-or-safety exception as long as there is an "articulable" and significant threat to the student or other individuals.

    Education Department Reworks Privacy Regulations

  • And I'm not at all certain, looking at what I've read over the past week or so, that we have some kind of articulable standards that agents in the field are going to be able to follow.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2002

  • I think they will have to have some kind of articulable suspicion at least.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • Second, the government needs "'articulable' facts which, taken together with rational inferences, reasonably warrant a determination that an individual is known or suspected to be or has been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of or related to terrorism and terrorist activities."

    CNSNews.com Headlines

  • So instead of a probable cause warrant, police can get a 2703 (d) order based on “specific and articulable facts” showing the information is “relevant and material” to an investigation — a much lower standard — provided they notify you.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Hope and Change

  • Judge Theresa C. Buchanan, the order says the Justice Department provided "specific and articulable facts" to show the records were "relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation."

    U.S. Asks Twitter for WikiLeaks Data

  • And even if law enforcement strove to only target these kinds of articulable activities, would that satisfy the folks who under this law are empowered to sue their law enforcement agencies for not sufficiently enforcing thelaw?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Immigrants and Nazis, Communists and Cardinals

  • And even if law enforcement strove to only target these kinds of articulable activities, would that satisfy the folks who under this law are empowered to sue their law enforcement agencies for not sufficiently enforcing the law?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Immigrants and Nazis, Communists and Cardinals

  • What are specific and articulable facts that create a reasonable suspicion of being an illegal immigrant?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Libertarian Critiques of AZ Immigration Law

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.