colorable

[kuhl-er-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being colored.
2.
seemingly valid, true, or genuine; plausible.
3.
pretended; deceptive.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see color, -able

colorability, colorableness, noun
colorably, adverb
noncolorability, noun
noncolorable, adjective
noncolorableness, noun
noncolorably, adverb
precolorable, adjective
uncolorable, adjective
uncolorably, adverb
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color (ˈkʌlə)
 
n, —vb
the US spelling of colour
 
'colorable
 
adj
 
'colorer
 
n
 
'colorful
 
adj
 
'coloring
 
n
 
'colorist
 
n
 
'colorless
 
adj

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Example sentences
At an intermediate degree value, however, some graphs are perfectly colorable while others are not.
The former employees argue that they qualify as participants because they have a colorable claim to vested benefits.
Absent a timely objection, the property claimed is exempt even if the debtor had no colorable basis for claiming the exemption.
The boundary between fraudulent joinder and a colorable cause of action is difficult to survey.
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