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[trahy-uh-buh l] /ˈtraɪ ə bəl/
subject or liable to judicial trial.
Origin of triable
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French. See try, -able
Related forms
untriable, adjective
untriableness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for triable
  • It's chargeable and triable that way, but a reasonable prosecutor could settle for less.
  • Actions which seek equitable relief are not triable to a jury.
  • When issues are or should have been made up during a term, such action shall be triable at that term.
  • It is well established that summary judgment should be granted when there is no doubt as to the absence of triable issues.
  • She made crystal-clear that she sought a jury trial as to all issues so triable as of right.
British Dictionary definitions for triable


  1. liable to be tried judicially
  2. subject to examination or determination by a court of law
(rare) able to be tested
Derived Forms
triableness, noun
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