amenable to law

amenable to law
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  • amenable — ame·na·ble /ə mē nə bəl, me / adj 1: legally subject or answerable the corporation is not amenable to suit in New York 2 a: suited by nature an adult is not amenable to a juvenile treatment program b: readily yielding, submitting, or cooperating …   Law dictionary

  • amenable to measurement — index determinable (ascertainable) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amenable to reason — index reasonable (rational) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Amenable — A*me na*ble, a. [F. amener to lead; ? (L. ad) = mener to lead, fr. L. minare to drive animals (properly by threatening cries), in LL. to lead; L. minari, to threaten, minae threats. See {Menace}.] 1. (Old Law) Easy to be led; governable, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amenable — (adj.) 1590s, liable, from Anglo Fr. amenable, M.Fr. amener answerable (to the law), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mener to lead, from L. minare to drive (cattle) with shouts, variant of minari threaten (see MENACE …   Etymology dictionary

  • amenable — adjective Etymology: Anglo French, from amener to bring, compel, from a (from Latin ad ) + mener to lead, from Late Latin minare to drive, from Latin minari to threaten more at mount Date: 1596 1. liable to be brought to account ; answerable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amenable — a•me•na•ble [[t]əˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə [/t]] adj. 1) ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; agreeable; tractable: amenable to criticism[/ex] 2) liable to be called to account; answerable; responsible: amenable to the law[/ex] 3) capable… …   From formal English to slang

  • amenable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. agreeable; pliant, yielding, submissive; liable. See duty, consent. Ant., stubborn. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tractable, manageable, agreeable, responsive; see docile . See Synonym Study at docile …   English dictionary for students

  • amenable — [ə mi:nəb(ə)l] adjective 1》 easily influenced or controlled. 2》 (amenable to) capable of being treated in a particular way. Derivatives amenability noun amenably adverb Origin C16 (in the sense liable to answer to a law or tribunal ): from OFr.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • amenable — adj. 1 responsive, tractable. 2 (often foll. by to) (of a person) responsible to law. 3 (foll. by to) (of a thing) subject or liable. Derivatives: amenability n. amenableness n. amenably adv. Etymology: AF (Law) f. F amener bring to f. a to +… …   Useful english dictionary

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