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1. Seemingly genuine or legally valid: a colorable claim of innocence.
2. Capable of being colored: colorable drawings.

col′or·a·bil′i·ty n.
col′or·a·bly adv.


(ˈkʌl ər ə bəl)

1. capable of being colored.
2. seemingly valid; plausible.
3. pretended.
col′or•a•bly, adv.
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History will judge Noynoy for any decision he made within the scope of his duties, even if merely colorably within it.
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Chief Justice Roberts's opinion makes clear that he was looking for any changes to be at least colorably consistent with Basic, so that he could not be accused of overruling prior precedent.
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When, if ever, could a private party colorably allege a redressable injury-in-fact to challenge special interest spending that benefitted someone else?
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if every creditor intervention colorably connected to the creditor's loan agreement were fair game for creditor action), then excessive creditor intervention of the wrong kind could induce inefficient shutdowns and excessive value shifts to the favored creditor.
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Appellants point to no other provision in the TVPA that colorably provides for such liability.