debatable









debatable


adjective

  1. open to question; in dispute; doubtful: Whether or not he is qualified for the job is debatable.
  2. capable of being debated.

adjective

  1. open to question; disputable
  2. law in dispute, as land or territory to which two parties lay claim
adj.

1530s (late 15c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French debatable (Modern French d├ębattable), from debatre (see debate (v.)). Earliest references were to lands claimed by two nations; general sense is from 1580s.

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