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1Capable of being coloured:‘colourable illustrations’
credible, reasonable, believable, likely, feasible, probable, tenable, possible, conceivable, imaginable, within the bounds of possibility, convincing, persuasive, cogent, sound, rational, logical, acceptable, thinkableView synonyms
- ‘Our colorable package will generate imagination and creativity while allowing kids to personalize their own cereal boxes.’
- ‘Best of all, the puzzles are accompanied by large, colorable pictures so children can have even more fun while they build word skills.’
- ‘My daughter would like to download colorable seal pictures.’
2Appearing to be correct or justified, but in fact not so:‘a colourable legal claim’
- ‘Indeed, Kosovo and East Timor may have been easier cases, because each had a colorable claim to self-determination and a local population that overwhelmingly favored intervention.’
- ‘There is no colorable reading of the convention under which it would apply to those individuals, as several federal courts have held.’
- ‘I've made it clear that if there are any colorable allegations of improper funding we will investigate those.’
- ‘I just don't think you can make a colorable argument to support that point.’
- ‘The shield is nowhere near as strong as the attorney's, and third parties with a colorable need for the information will be able to compel accountants to produce it.’
- ‘Whether you would have won or whether you wouldn't have won, I don't know, but clearly you had a colorable lawsuit to challenge that election on a couple of different grounds.’
- ‘I think there are colorable arguments within this article for why he should or should not be considered a prisoner of war.’
- ‘Listening to you develop that argument in the High Court would provide a good opportunity for working out whether the claim was colourable.’
- ‘But there are colorable conservative arguments for opposing a constitutional amendment and for opposing federalizing the issue.’
- ‘I'm not yet sure whether I agree with this argument, but it is a colorable one.’
- ‘Indeed, the threat to ‘public health’ by drunken drivers is more immediate and colorable than the threat posed by secondhand smoke.’
- ‘Fortunately, for the advocates of both schools of thought, the brief text contains sufficient ambiguity to support a colorable claim for either position.’
- ‘Now equipped with a fair understanding of the complaint and a preliminary view of the kind of evidence available in support, the general secretary determines whether there is a colorable case to deal with.’
- ‘In other words, the choice may not be simply between a bona fide claim and a colourable claim, for example.’
- ‘Obviously, if these procedures are sufficient for American citizens, they are more than enough for foreign detainees who have no colorable claim to due process rights.’
- ‘There is not even a colorable argument, that she somehow waived her parental rights, or that she otherwise knowingly carried a child who could be claimed by other people.’
- ‘They failed to bring charges against the organization, even when there was a colorable argument.’
- ‘Second, there is at least a colorable argument - if, I think in the end, an unpersuasive one - that the surveillance was authorized by the Authorization to Use Miltary Force.’
- ‘A colorable claim is something that may not be legitimate but merely appears to have legitimacy.’
- ‘The attorney for a patient considering a lawsuit will first examine the relevant medical record to determine whether a colorable or legally supportable basis exists for beginning a lawsuit.’
- 2.1 Counterfeit.
- ‘Accordingly, the Panel holds that the changing of the spelling of the name is a colourable device and subterfuge, created to entice the user into the Respondents website for the purposes of making money.’
- ‘it was a device which would enable every unrecognised state to circumvent the fundamental principles of our law and, as such, would be contrary to public policy, being ‘a colourable device’.’
- ‘He thought this was colourable, something invented after the event in order to give an excuse for not taking a man back who has been the subject of a reinstatement order.’
- ‘In accordance with Dickson's analysis in Rio, I must first classify the legislation either as a valid provincial Act or a colourable attempt to legislate on matters restricted to Parliament.’
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