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warrantable

[wawr-uh n-tuh-buh l, wor-] /ˈwɔr ən tə bəl, ˈwɒr-/
adjective
1.
capable of being warranted.
2.
(of deer) of a legal age for hunting.
Origin of warrantable
1575-1585
1575-85; warrant + -able
Related forms
nonwarrantable, adjective
nonwarrantably, adverb
unwarrantable, adjective
unwarrantably, adverb
unwarrantableness, noun
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  • He grew ashamed of himself, realizing that a foolish and unwarrantable jealousy had led him into a species of disloyalty.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • He was redoubtable, not in virtue of his office, but because of his unwarrantable assumptions.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • We have warned them from time to time of attempts made by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.

  • You mean that it was a great liberty on my part—an unwarrantable liberty?

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • Some may commend him, while others will accuse him of unwarrantable interference.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • He rejected the mere possibility of such an unwarrantable intrusion.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • We think we have already shown in these pages how unwarrantable such an accusation was.

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
  • "I object to this unwarrantable cross-examination," said he.

  • It had died as it had come and the penalty of the crushed fingers hurt him as unwarrantable, combined with the peril they had run.

  • What rascal is this, who takes the unwarrantable licence of singing and deafening me like this?

    Amphitryon Moliere
British Dictionary definitions for unwarrantable

unwarrantable

/ʌnˈwɒrəntəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of vindication or justification
Derived Forms
unwarrantableness, noun
unwarrantably, adverb
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