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colorable

[kuhl-er-uh-buh l] /ˈkʌl ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being colored.
2.
seemingly valid, true, or genuine; plausible.
3.
pretended; deceptive.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see color, -able
Related forms
colorability, colorableness, noun
colorably, adverb
noncolorability, noun
noncolorable, adjective
noncolorableness, noun
noncolorably, adverb
precolorable, adjective
uncolorable, adjective
uncolorably, adverb
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Examples for colorable
  • 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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