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Definition of "colourable" [colourable]

  • Colourful. (adjective)
  • Apparently true; specious; potentially justifiable. (adjective)
  • Deceptive; fake, misleading. (adjective)
  • That can be coloured. (adjective)

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Use "colourable" in a sentence
  • "Queen's Majesty is not pleased that I should molest her Highness with any more of my colourable letters, which, although they be termed colourable, yet not offending the Queen's Majesty, I must say for myself that it was the plain truth, even as I desire to be saved afore"
  • "This authority is called colourable, and the officer in such cases is said to be an officer de facto; which intends an intermediate state between an exercise strictly lawful and one without such colour of right."
  • "When, at length, they became really earnest in pressing President Krüger to grant a "colourable" measure of franchise reform -- to use Mr. Merriman's adjective -- it was for their own sake, and not for England's, that they worked."
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