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  • adjective Capable of being, or liable to be, overturned or subverted.

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  • adjective Capable of being, or liable to be, overturned or subverted.

Etymologies

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overturn +‎ -able

Examples

  • Justice Scalia believes that once a Court rules on the meaning of a statute, that meaning should be fixed — and not overturnable by an agency — but he thinks that the number of cases in which courts should be called upon to make their own interpretations should be fewer, because they should be deferring to agencies in the first instance.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan’s Scholarship

  • Justice Scalia believes that once a Court rules on the meaning of a statute, that meaning should be fixed — and not overturnable by an agency — but he thinks that the number of cases in which courts should be called upon to make their own interpretations should be fewer, because they should be deferring to agencies in the first instance.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan’s Scholarship

  • I would willingly have shared the income of the shop with her without the folly of marriage, but Valdorême has strange, barbaric notions which were not overturnable by civilised reason.

    Revenge!

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