from The Century Dictionary.
- Capable of being pleaded; capable of being alleged in proof, defense, or vindication: as, a right or privilege pleadable at law.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Capable of being pleaded; capable of being alleged in proof, defense, or vindication.
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- adjective law That may be
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First of all, is to determine if this case is “plaidable” pleadable/playable.
They are "a flock," -- that is, of sheep; wherein these three things are comprised, which are pleadable with God: -- [1.]
Moreover, the conclusion which unprejudiced reason will make upon these arguments is more firm, better grounded, and more pleadable, than that which is built merely on the sole authority of any church whatever.
But this is not so; all experience lieth against it; nor is there any pleadable ground of reason that so it is, or that so it ought to be.
Those whom they openly reflect upon do unanimously teach that the faith which doth not purify the heart and reform the life, which is not fruitful in good works, which is not an effectual cause and means of repentance and newness of life, is not genuine nor pleadable unto justification, but empty, dead, and that which, if trusted unto, will eternally deceive the souls of men.
And as this is well pleaded by some against those who would erect a kingdom for him in the world, and, as far as I can understand, of this world, framed in their own imaginations unto a fancied interest of their own; so it is as pleadable against them who pretend to exercise the rule and power of his present kingdom after the manner of the potestative administrations of the world.
This being the original of forms of prayer, the benefit and advantage which is in their use, which alone is pleadable in their behalf, comes next under consideration.
Herein consists no small part of that work of the Spirit which belongs unto his promised dispensation in all ages; which to deny is to renounce all faith in the promise of Christ, all regard unto his continued love and care towards the church in the world, or at least the principal pleadable testimony given thereunto, and under pretence of exalting and preserving the church, totally to overthrow it.
But yet, although this testimony be privately received (for in itself it is not so, but common unto all believers), it is ministerially pleadable in the church as a principal motive unto believing.
And this design carries with it so fair and pleadable a pretence, that those who are once engaged in it are apt to think that they alone are the true lovers of Christianity in general, the only sober and indifferent persons, fit to umpire all the differences in the world, in