Definitions

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

  • adj. Appropriate for or subject to court trial: a justiciable charge.
  • adj. That can be settled by law or a court of law: justiciable disputes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to justiciability; able to be evaluated and resolved by the courts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Proper to be examined in a court of justice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proper to be brought before a court of justice, or to be judicially disposed of.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin iūstitiābilis, from Medieval Latin iūstitiāre, to try, from Latin iūstitia, justice; see justice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Tories on the website Conservative Home started joking that Ken Clarke, with his soft policy on things justiciable, is actually the Lib Dems 'sixth cabinet minister.

    Conservative conference diary

  • This is about the possibility that you've raised that this may not be justiciable, which is going to be a very serious problem for our system of government if the United States Supreme Court cannot help us resolve these issues because of justiciability issues.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2006

  • But just as clearly, under Powell, their decision is justiciable, that is, a court can review it.

    IlliniPundit.com - Politics & Opinion from Champaign-Urbana

  • Advocate Torquil Patterson, who appeared for the two departments indicated yesterday that he did not believe the conduct of the two departments was "justiciable".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Taft signed treaties with France and England in 1911 which expanded the earlier agreements so as to include "justiciable" controversies even if they involved questions of vital interest and honor, but again the

    The United States Since the Civil War

  • President Taft negotiated with England and France general treaties providing for the arbitration of disputes which were "justiciable" in character even though they might involve questions of "vital interest and national honor."

    History of the United States

  • "An actual and justiciable controversy exists between Apple and Motorola with respect to whether Apple is authorized to use Qualcomm components," Apple wrote, adding that Motorola could cause "irreparable harm" if it is not kept from filing additional lawsuits alleging Apple infringes its patents.

    Apple Sues Motorola in Latest Legal Spat

  • If the courts hold that the issue is not justiciable, and Congress continues to blatantly violate the Constitution, then several things may happen: 1.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Would “Deem & Pass” Survive Judicial Review?

  • So they said basically, look we are not going to invalidate it just because the journal was not in sufficient detail. now then in dictum they say the question was non-justiciable, but you could always say that is just dictum.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Would “Deem & Pass” Survive Judicial Review?

  • Which is not to say that the courts would hold the dispute justiciable – my guess is that they would still be reluctant to do so.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Would “Deem & Pass” Survive Judicial Review?

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