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Capable of being violated: a violable rule; a violable contract.

vi′o·la·bil′i·ty, vi′o·la·ble·ness n.
vi′o·la·bly adv.


(ˈvaɪ ə lə bəl)

capable of being violated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
vi`o•la•bil′i•ty, n.
vi′o•la•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.violable - capable of being violated; "a violable rule"; "a violable contract"
inviolable - incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; "the person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath"
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According to Arroyo, the violability of the Philippine economy due to numerous uncontrollable factors, one of which is the global economic slowdown, has caused prices of prime commodities to scale to prohibitive heights making it more power difficult for the average Filipino household to put a decent meal on their table.
The technical violability depends on the availability of mean wind speed, which must be at least equal to 3 meter per second for its minimum utility.
naive constitutivist account that falls to Violability concerns.
Rather than following on as a repetition of Chapter 2's "The Ship," in "The Hold" Sharpe proposes that "with these logics [of the slave ship] in mind, I want to suggest that what is also being birthed (in the hold) is what I call anagrammatical blackness that exists as an index of violability and also potentiality" (75).
addresses violability of word order, using formalized MImaihsa notions of proximity (sannidhi) and expectancy (akanksa).
However, OT allows violability because "the application of one rule can affect the subsequent application of other rules either by inducing it or by blocking it" (Roca & Johnson 1999: 584).
Both Sara and Levine (1998) work together again to investigate weather measure of stock market liquidity, size, violability and integration with world capital markets are robustly associated with economic variables such as current and future rate of economic growth, productivity improvements, capital accumulation and saving rates of 47 different countries.
He said that the completion of the Nandipur Power by the Punjab government had brought more criticism to the inaptness of the government and it was hard to find even exception to justify its competitiveness and violability.
Feminist scholars have long analyzed the connections between sexual violence and colonial domination, as the logic of colonial sexual violence establishes a link between the inherent violability of native bodies and native lands (see Smith 2005, p.
41) As a domestic sex slave, her violability (v) is foregrounded: she is being kept to offer sexual release for Stratippocles; in Nussbaum's words (1995, 257), she is treated as if she were "lacking in boundary-integrity, as something that it is permissible to break up, smash, break into.