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

  • adj. Capable of being tried or tested: a triable plan.
  • adj. Law Subject to judicial examination: a triable case.

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  • adj. Capable of being tried.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fit or possible to be tried; liable to be subjected to trial or test.
  • adj. Liable to undergo a judicial examination; properly coming under the cognizance of a court.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being tried or tested; suited for experiment.
  • Subject to legal trial; capable of being brought under judicial prosecution or determination.


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try +‎ -able


  • If these provisions are enacted, the president would have to detain certain suspects in military custody, even if potential charges against the suspect are triable only in federal criminal courts and not military commissions.

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  • Having decided that Mr. Justice Jones was correct in the first instance to dismiss the case, holding that there was no triable issue, their Lordships had no need to go any further.

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  • The false advertising claims, by contrast, presented triable issues of fact.

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  • However, the court assumed that Rearden had raised a triable issue of fact on use as a mark and turned to a confusion analysis.

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  • "Phil" Rodriguez served TEN MONTHS and was discharged "under conditions other than honorable" with a admin discharge conduct triable by court martial.

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  • He added “nor shall any fact triable by jury, according to the course of common law, be otherwise re-examinable than may consist with the principles of common law.”


  • The federal Convention “might have provided that all those cases which are now triable by a jury should be tried in each state by a jury, according to the mode usually practiced in such state,” he said.


  • Knox would place the executive power in a governor general chosen for a seven-year term by both houses of the legislature, but “impeachable by the lower house and triable by the Senate.”


  • The bill of rights he had in mind would provide “clearly and without the aid of sophisms for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restrictions against monopolies, the eternal and unremitting force of the habeas corpus laws, and trials by jury in all matters of fact triable by the laws of the land.”


  • That said, it does seem to me that there is one interesting and potentially triable (i.e. not utterly out-to-lunch) issue in the case, and that is the extent to which a contract by a firm with a (state) university can bind its professors. Someone Needs a New Lawyer?


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