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1Giving sufficient reason to take legal action.‘slanderous remarks are actionable’
- ‘Such a complainant has actionable grounds within the ambit of s. 241.’
- ‘If a doctor were to operate on such patients, or give them other treatment, without their consent, he would commit the actionable tort of trespass to the person.’
- ‘Therefore, it was said, conduct cannot be regarded as negligent unless it involves an actionable breach of the legal representative's duty to his own client, to whom alone a duty is owed.’
- ‘But that does not mean that all other inquiries are irrelevant on the issue of whether or not the defamation should be actionable.’
2Able to be done or acted on; having practical value.‘insightful and actionable information on the effect advertising is having on your brand’
- ‘In the absence of any actionable evidence, the world's media seems to have made up its mind on who precisely was responsible for the Northern Bank raid.’
- ‘First of all, on the intelligence aspects it's the hardest part of this, you know, the answer's always we don't need more troops we need more actionable intelligence.’
- ‘And as I said earlier, we would have acted more had we had actionable intelligence.’
- ‘These visualizations should empower users to display information and turn it into actionable knowledge.’
- ‘We welcome the fact that the initiative is structured to be simple to administer yet provide accessible, relevant and actionable information.’
- ‘‘You are going to the trouble and expense, so you might as well get as much useful, actionable information as you can,’ says Brown.’
- ‘The irony of Johannesburg is that far more in the way of practical and actionable ideas may come out of the summit, but they're not likely to be the ones in the official final summit report.’
- ‘They translate the raw data from numerous family-of-system databases into actionable information for battlefield commanders.’
- ‘The Commissioner adds that gathering actionable intelligence on criminals and their sponsors will continue to be the priority.’
- ‘In fact, the information that was specific enough to be actionable referred to terrorist operations overseas.’
- ‘A number of barriers to effective use of the food label were identified, and some actionable tips for dietetic practice were suggested.’
- ‘We need intelligence personnel to give us the actionable intelligence.’
- ‘Inspired by David Allen, I try to make each item into an actionable task and keep the top priorities at - yep, you guessed it - the top of the page.’
- ‘It's sorting that information and collating it in an actionable form that you can go after a target.’
- ‘It doesn't provide any actionable information at all, except to the extent of ‘maybe we should do something to stop this guy.’’
- ‘The combatant commanders need much of this actionable information to make many theater-wide operational material distribution management decisions.’
- ‘Make this project actionable, so you feel value in having gone through the process.’
- ‘This network provides each joint force with real-time, common, actionable, battlespace information.’
- ‘But, our job is to ensure our warfighters have actionable information - to keep our folks safe.’
- ‘And when, more precisely, is intelligence actionable?’
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