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Meaning of COLORABLE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Col"or*a*ble\, a.
Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or
justice. ``Colorable pretense for infidelity.'' --Bp.
Stillingfleet. -- {Col"or*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Col"or*a*bly},
adv.

      Colorable and subtle crimes, that seldom are taken
      within the walk of human justice.        --Hooker.

 

 

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