Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Justifiable, just, proper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Authorized by commission, precept, or right; justifiable; defensible

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being warranted, in any sense; justifiable; defensible; lawful.
  • Specifically Of sufficient age to be hunted: as, a warrantable stag (that is, one in its sixth year).

Etymologies

warrant +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Every person who purchases a warrantable item will eventually experience an issue with one or more of their purchases.

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  • Notice the absolutely fair and warrantable diplomatic advantage given to the archic man: each step he takes opens up new avenues of progress.

    Cyropaedia

  • That there is such a distinct species of love melancholy, no man hath ever yet doubted: but whether this subdivision of [6302] Religious Melancholy be warrantable, it may be controverted.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • * Certainly it is not a warrantable curiosity, to examine the verity of Scripture by the concordance of human history; or seek to confirm the chronicle of Hester or Daniel by the authority of Megasthenes45 or Herodotus.

    Religio Medici

  • That criterion is the common and required standard of science to be met before acceptance of a calculated value is warrantable.

    SPM released « Climate Audit

  • But, because I would not speake particularly of all our fraile and humane affections, I dare assure ye, that there is not any one of these desires to be elected among us mortals, with entire forsight or providence, warrantable against their ominous yssue.

    The Decameron

  • Much did shee pitty her Husbands perplexity, devising by what good and warrantable meanes she might make knowne her innocency to him; wherein her place and authority did greatly sted her, and she wrought with divers gallant Merchants of Geneway that then remained in Alexandria, and by vertue of the Soldans friendly letters beside, to bring him thither upon an lall occasion.

    The Decameron

  • It was a case in which persecution even to the very gate of the grave would be wise and warrantable — if by such persecution this odious, monstrous marriage might be avoided.

    Lady Anna

  • It is a point on which history has not been explicit, but the assumption is warrantable; it was in the royal raiment just mentioned that she presented herself at a little entertainment given by her aunt, Mrs. Almond.

    Washington Square

  • He's the one out at first light to find a warrantable stag.

    the deer leap

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