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[in-uh d-mis-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn ədˈmɪs ə bəl/
not admissible; not allowable:
Such evidence would be inadmissible in any court.
Origin of inadmissible
1770-80; in-3 + admissible
Related forms
inadmissibility, noun
inadmissibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for inadmissible
  • The courts have long ruled polygraph findings inadmissible as evidence.
  • In mock trials, for example, jurors are frequently unable to disregard evidence they are later told is inadmissible.
  • Pursuant to the rule, evidence of post-occurrence remedial measures is generally inadmissible.
  • Whether an alien is removable in the first instance depends on whether the alien is inadmissible or deportable.
  • Because you were inadmissible at the time you filed the waiver application, your waiver was correctly filed.
British Dictionary definitions for inadmissible


not admissible or allowable
Derived Forms
inadmissibility, noun
inadmissibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inadmissible

1776, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + admissible. Related: Inadmissibility.

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