Definition of Colorable

1. a. Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or justice.

Definition of Colorable

1. Adjective. (American English) (alternative spelling of colourable) ¹

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Definition of Colorable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colorable

color scheme
color sergeant
color space
color spectrum
color television
color television system
color television tube
color triangle
color tube
color up
color vision
color vision deficiency
color wash
color wheel
colorable (current term)
coloratura soprano

Literary usage of Colorable

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"This opened wide the door for frauda upon the jurisdiction of the court by collusive transfers, so as to make colorable parties and create cases cognizable ..."

2. The Law of Collateral Attack on Judicial Proceedings by John McKee Van Fleet (1892)
"colorable allegations.—An affidavit for an arrest in a civil case,4 or a petition for a tie exeat,6 which makes a colorable charge of fraud, or which tends ..."

3. A Compendium of the Law and Practice of Injunctions: And of Interlocutory by Baron Robert Henley Eden Henley, Thomas Whitney Waterman (1852)
"(2 Atk. 143 :) but a mere colorable curtailment of an original work is an evasion of the statutory law, and is treated as a piracy. Giles v. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Power and Duty of an Arbitrator, and the Law of by Francis Russell (1849)
"... unless delivered as a • •IT seal no dcti(\^ kut js merely a writing under hand and seal (k). colorable n- Effect of a colorable award. ..."

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