Definition of Answerable

1. Adjective. Capable of being answered.

Similar to: Soluble
Derivative terms: Answer



2. Adjective. Morally or legally responsible to a higher authority. "Parents are answerable for their child's acts"
Similar to: Responsible
Derivative terms: Answerability, Answerableness

Definition of Answerable

1. a. Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages.

Definition of Answerable

1. Adjective. Obliged to answer or be called to account ((term to) somebody); accountable, responsible. ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic) Correspondent, in accordance; comparable ((term to)). ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Proportionate; commensurate in amount; suitable. ¹

4. Adjective. (rare) Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Answerable

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Answerable

1. 1. Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages. "Will any man argue that . . . He can not be justly punished, but is answerable only to God?" (Swift) 2. Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer. "The argument, though subtle, is yet answerable." (Johnson) 3. Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable. "What wit and policy of man is answerable to their discreet and orderly course?" (Holland) "This revelation . . . Was answerable to that of the apostle to the Thessalonians." (Milton) 4. Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an achievement answerable to the preparation for it. 5. Equal; equivalent; adequate. "Had the valor of his soldiers been answerable, he had reached that year, as was thought, the utmost bounds of Britain." (Milton) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Answerable

ansibles
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answerable (current term)
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Literary usage of Answerable

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

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"answerable and responsible convey the idea of a pledge given for the ... A person is answerable generally in respect to what he undertakes to pay or take ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1816)
"When the witness must be answerable to one or the other of the parties, and the event of the suit determines only to which, he may be examined by either of ..."

3. The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from by Frederick Pollock (1908)
"Every one is answerable for specifically directing the who is arrest or imprisonment of ... But one is not answerable for acts done upon his information or ..."

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