ratable rat‧a‧ble [ˈreɪtəbl] also rateable adjective
1. FINANCE a ratable share of something such as a payment is calculated according to the amount someone owes or is owed, relative to the amounts other people owe or are owed:

• the collection and ratable distribution of the bankrupt's available assets

• Each insurer is only liable to contribute its rateable proportion.

2. TAX something that is ratable can have tax charged on it:

• a ratable estate

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ratable UK US /ˈreɪtəbl/ adjective
RATEABLE(Cf. rateable)

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • ratable — rat·able / rā tə bəl/ adj: made or calculated according to a proportionate rate: pro rata a ratable distribution of the bankruptcy estate rat·ably / blē/ adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Ratable — Rat a*ble (r[=a]t [.a]*b l), a. 1. Capable of being rated, or set at a certain value. [1913 Webster] Twenty or[ae] were ratable to [at] two marks of silver. Camden. [1913 Webster] 2. Liable to, or subjected by law to, taxation; as, ratable estate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratable — at a*ble (r[=a]t [.a]*b l), n. a structure which may be rated, or set at a certain value, for the purpose of taxation, usually based on the value; as, with the deterioration of the center cities, the loss of ratables worsened the situation by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratable — [rāt′ə bəl] adj. 1. that can be rated, or estimated, etc. 2. figured at a certain rate; proportional 3. Brit. liable to the payment of taxes (rates) ratably adv …   English World dictionary

  • ratable — ratability, ratableness, n. ratably, adv. /ray teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being rated or appraised. 2. proportional: ratable distribution of wealth. Also, rateable. [1495 1505; RATE1 + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ratable — var. of RATEABLE. * * * ratable etc.: see rateable, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • ratable — or rateable adjective Date: 1503 capable of being rated, estimated, or apportioned • ratably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ratable — adjective Able to be evaluated with a rating …   Wiktionary

  • ratable — Synonyms and related words: assessable, assessment, cess, chargeable, conscience money, contribution, direct tax, dutiable, duty, graduated taxation, imposition, impost, indirect tax, joint return, leviable, levy, progressive tax, separate… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ratable — rat·a·ble || reɪtÉ™bl adj. can be rated, estimable, can be evaluated, can be assessed …   English contemporary dictionary

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