actionable ac‧tion‧a‧ble [ˈækʆnəbl] adjective
if something is actionable, you can bring a case against someone in court about it:

• The patient suffered no actionable injury.

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actionable UK US /ˈækʃənəbl/ adjective
LAW giving someone a good reason for accusing someone else in a court of law: actionable in/under sth »

His failure to deliver the work would surely be actionable under law as a breach of contract.

able to be used as a reason for doing something: »

actionable information/intelligence

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • actionable — ac·tion·able / ak shə nə bəl/ adj: subject to or providing grounds for an action or suit at law slander is actionable Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. actionable …   Law dictionary

  • Actionable — Ac tion*a*ble, a. [Cf. LL. actionabilis. See {Action}.] That may be the subject of an action or suit at law; as, to call a man a thief is actionable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actionable — (adj.) 1590s; from ACTION (Cf. action) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • actionable — ► ADJECTIVE Law ▪ giving sufficient reason to take legal action …   English terms dictionary

  • actionable — [ak′shənə bəl] adj. Law that gives cause for an action or lawsuit …   English World dictionary

  • actionable — That for which an action will lie, furnishing legal ground for an action. See cause of action justiciable controversy See also @ actionable fraud Deception practiced in order to induce another to part with property or surrender some legal right.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Actionable — A business directive or investment strategy that can feasibly be accomplished in the near future. Company managers and investors try to identify things that are currently actionable, as they may be prerequisites toward accomplishing future goals… …   Investment dictionary

  • actionable — adjective 1 (not before noun) if something you say or do is actionable, it is so serious or damaging that a claim could be made against you in a court of law because of it: His allegations are actionable in my view. 2 (usually before noun) an… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • actionable — adjective /ˈæk.ʃən.nə.bəl/ a) Affording grounds for legal action. Im sure its not good of me to write that hes a lush, but is it actionable? b) Capable of being articulated as an action item or a set of action items. Clearly the libelous book is… …   Wiktionary

  • actionable — ac|tion|a|ble [ˈækʃənəbəl] adj law if something you say or do is actionable, it is so bad or damaging that a claim could be made against you in a court of law ▪ His remarks are actionable in my view …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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