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1. Appropriate for a decision by a court because of the presentation of clear legal issues in a dispute between parties with an actual stake in the outcome.
2. Appropriate to adjudication by the judiciary rather than resolution by the legislative or administrative branches.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin iūstitiābilis, from Medieval Latin iūstitiāre, to try, from Latin iūstitia, justice; see justice.]
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1. (Law) capable of being determined by a court of law
2. (Law) liable to be brought before a court for trial; subject to jurisdiction
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jus•ti•ci•a•ble(dʒʌˈstɪʃ i ə bəl, -ˈstɪʃ ə bəl)
capable of being settled by law or by the action of a court.
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