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

  • adj. Not admissible: inadmissible evidence.

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  • adj. Not admissible, especially that cannot be admitted as evidence at a trial

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not admissible; not proper to be admitted, allowed, or received

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not admissible; not proper to be admitted, allowed, or received: as, inadmissible testimony; inadmissible treatment of disease; an inadmissible proposition.

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

  • adj. not deserving to be admitted


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  • Airlines are required to check entry documents on international flights because countries don't like airlines bringing in inadmissible people that have to be sent back.

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  • DOBBS: The results of our poll tonight: 75 percent of you are not surprised that more than six years after September 11th, so-called inadmissible illegal aliens are still able to walk right through supposedly secure points of entry into the United States.

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  • The respondents said Sarfu's whole case was based on newspaper clippings, which was described as inadmissible hearsay evidence.

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  • A record of prostitution can make someone "inadmissible" to the United States - preventing survivors from getting immigration status.

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  • * Americans arrested for protesting the Iraq war, and therefore "inadmissible", would include Nobel Prize winner Jody Williams, writer Alice Walker, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, peace mom Cindy Sheehan, as well as thousands ordinary schoolteachers, nurses, retirees and college students.

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  • The border guards were almost apologetic, telling us that they knew we were not "bad people," but the law is the law: We were "inadmissible".

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  • What kind of inadmissible suspicion or evidence would be sufficient for me to be locked up for 6 weeks?

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  • As part of legislation reauthorizing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that serves as an inspiring example of our nation's commitment to the worldwide efforts against the epidemic, the Senate furthered the United States 'role as a global leader on HIV and AIDS by adopting a measure championed by Senators John Kerry and Gordon Smith to repeal language declaring people with HIV "inadmissible" to the United States.

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  • The foreign minister called the dollar "inadmissible," he said.

    CNN Transcript Aug 4, 2008

  • In the recent election campaign, Mr. Berlusconi repeatedly ridiculed the Air France-KLM offer, calling it "inadmissible," and said he had spoken to dozens of Italian investors who were ready to make a counter offer.

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