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[juh-stish-ee-uh-buh l, -stish-uh-buh l] /dʒʌˈstɪʃ i ə bəl, -ˈstɪʃ ə bəl/
adjective, Law.
capable of being settled by law or by the action of a court:
a justiciable dispute.
Origin of justiciable
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin jūstitiābilis. See justice, -able
Related forms
justiciability, noun
nonjusticiability, noun
nonjusticiable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for justiciable
  • The evolution controversy should be declared to be non-justiciable.
  • And one of the reasons he found why it was compatible is that there are some controversies that are not justiciable.
  • There is currently no justiciable case or controversy appropriate for a court decision.
  • The district court correctly held that his contract claims failed to present a justiciable controversy.
  • Mere formal persistence in the pursuit of litigation cannot provide a justiciable controversy where none exists.
  • Defendants also move to dismiss on the ground that no justiciable controversy is presented by the pleadings.
British Dictionary definitions for justiciable


capable of being determined by a court of law
liable to be brought before a court for trial; subject to jurisdiction
Derived Forms
justiciability, noun
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Word Origin and History for justiciable

mid-15c., from Old French justisable "amenable to a jurisdiction," from justicier, from Latin iustitia (see justice).

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