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1. Capable of being rated, estimated, or appraised: ratable income.
2. Proportional.
3. Liable to assessment; taxable.
1. Income from taxes on a property: netted the city over $30 million in new ratables.
2. A property or building, especially one used for commercial purposes, that provides tax income for local government: constructed a total of $10 million in new ratables.

rat′a·bil′i·ty, rat′a·ble·ness n.
rat′a·bly adv.


(ˈreɪtəbəl) or


1. able to be rated or evaluated
2. Brit (of property) liable to payment of rates
ˌrataˈbility, ˌrateaˈbility, ˈratableness, ˈrateableness n
ˈratably, ˈrateably adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ratable - liable to payment of locally assessed property taxes; "the ratable value of property"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
nonexempt, taxable - (of goods or funds) subject to taxation; "taxable income"; "nonexempt property"


[ˈreɪtəbəl] adj = rateablerat-arsed [ˈrætɑːrst] adj (British) (= drunk) → bituré
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