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Subject to suit in a court of law.

su′a·bil′i·ty n.
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(ˈsjuːəbəl) or


(Law) liable to be sued in a court
[C17: from sue + -able]
ˌsuaˈbility, ˌsueaˈbility n
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(ˈsu ə bəl)

liable to be sued; capable of being sued.
su`a•bil′i•ty, n.
su′a•bly, adv.
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