Definition of Certifiable

1. Adjective. Fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly).

Exact synonyms: Certified
Similar to: Insane
Derivative terms: Certify



2. Adjective. Capable of being guaranteed or certified. "A certifiable fact"
Similar to: Certified
Derivative terms: Certify

Definition of Certifiable

1. Adjective. (context: of a document) That can, or that must be certified. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal of a person) Mentally ill to such an extent that involuntary institutionalization is appropriate; crazy. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) A crazy person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Certifiable

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Certifiable

1. Denoting a person showing disordered behaviour of sufficient gravity to justify involuntary mental hospitalization. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Certifiable

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certainties
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certation
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certaynely
certeine
certeinely
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certifiable (current term)
certifiables
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Literary usage of Certifiable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Committee on Inquiry Into the Departments of Health, Charities by New York (N.Y.). Board of estimate and apportionment. Committee on inquiry into the Departments of health, charities, and Bellevue and allied hospitals, George McAneny, Henry Collier Wright (1913)
"Also, there would be 917 patients in the Hospital in a year certifiable to by the doctors of the United States Public Health Service as having conditions ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1905)
"Moreover, a large aiid increasing number of the patients who urgently require treatment in such clinics are not certifiable as lunatics, and should not be ..."

3. Mentally Deficient Children: Their Treatment and Training by George Edward Shuttleworth (1910)
"... while the children who are or may become certifiable as mentally defective should fall within the province of the Committee for the Care of the Mentally ..."

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