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

  • adj. That can be rated, estimated, or appraised: ratable income.
  • adj. Proportional.
  • adj. Chiefly British Liable to assessment; taxable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be evaluated with a rating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being rated, or set at a certain value.
  • adj. Liable to, or subjected by law to, taxation.
  • adj. Made at a proportionate rate.
  • n. a structure which may be rated, or set at a certain value, for the purpose of taxation, usually based on the value.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being rated, or set at a certain value.
  • Reckoned according to a certain rate; proportional.
  • Liable or subjected by law to be rated or assessed for taxation.

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

  • adj. liable to payment of locally assessed property taxes


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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