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purchasable

[pur-chuh-suh-buh l] /ˈpɜr tʃə sə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being bought.
2.
that may be influenced by bribery; venal.
Origin of purchasable
1605-1615
1605-15; purchase + -able
Related forms
purchasability, noun
nonpurchasability, noun
nonpurchasable, adjective
unpurchasable, adjective
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  • We even heard that juries were purchasable here, and that a man's success in court depended upon the length of his purse.

    On Horseback Charles Dudley Warner
  • How the opinions of a press that are so purchasable, are at all respected, I cannot understand.

  • Their equipment and supplies were as good as any purchasable.

    54-40 or Fight Emerson Hough
  • Not for twenty louis, not for twenty thousand, should it ever have been purchasable.

  • Kidder's medical battery used forty years ago or more, and still used and purchasable in its first form, was a dynamo.

    Steam Steel and Electricity James W. Steele
  • He could have given any sort of bribe had he deemed the Frenchman purchasable.

    The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
  • Having no manufacturing industries which required saltpeter, very little of that was purchasable in our markets.

  • No one would object to paying 'dear for his whistle,' if that quality was purchasable.

    Miss Dexie Stanford Eveleth
  • And purchasable they are at the beginning of life, though not at its close.

  • The intention was to obtain for five Prussian thalers the gold pistoles, which were purchasable for five convention thalers.

British Dictionary definitions for purchasable

purchasable

/ˈpɜːtʃɪsəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be bribed or corrupted
2.
able to be bought
Derived Forms
purchasability, noun
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