Justiciable Definition

Appropriate for a decision by a court because of the presentation of clear legal issues in a dispute between parties with an actual stake in the outcome.
American Heritage
Liable for trial in court.
Webster's New World
Subject to court jurisdiction.
Webster's New World
Appropriate to adjudication by the judiciary rather than resolution by the legislative or administrative branches.
American Heritage

(law) Of or pertaining to justiciability; able to be evaluated and resolved by the courts.


Origin of Justiciable

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin iūstitiābilis from Medieval Latin iūstitiāre to try from Latin iūstitia justice justice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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