- that can be received
- due; requiring payment: accounts receivable
- suitable for acceptance
Origin of receivableMiddle English resceyuable from Anglo-French receivable, for Old French recevable: also from receive + -able
[pl.] accounts or bills receivable
- Suitable for being received or accepted, especially as payment.
- Awaiting or requiring payment; due or collectible.
A business asset due to one business from another: The clerk itemized all receivables each Friday.
(comparative more receivable, superlative most receivable)
- A debt owed, usually to a business, from the perspective of that business
- One man's receivable is another man's payable.
- Especially, a debt arising from a sale on account or on credit.
receive +"Ž -able