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Actionable

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A'ctionable. adj. [from action.] That which admits an action in law to be brought against it; punishable.

After he had been thus, as a man would think, quite extinguished, his process was formed; whereby he was found guilty of nought else, that I could learn, which was actionable, but of ambition. Howel's Vocal Forest.

Sources: Howell, James (14)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Actionable." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13327.


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