Actionable



furnishing ground for a lawsuit.
liable to a lawsuit.
ready to go or be put into ; ready for use:
to retrieve actionable copy from a computer.
Contemporary Examples

“It is going to be great, even if only 10 percent is actionable,” the official said.
Day 2: Breaking News About Osama bin Laden’s Death The Daily Beast May 2, 2011

Non-fiction books are great because they provide you with a lot of interesting and often actionable knowledge.
The Best Apps for Developing Sherlock Holmes-Like Reading Skills Ari Meisel March 24, 2014

But the key word is actionable—I’m interested in questions you can act on, to possibly bring about change.
Warren Berger Tells How to Ask a ‘Beautiful Question’ Scott Goodson March 7, 2014

Historical Examples

Thus, to import insanity or incompetency to a professional man, or that a public official is dishonest and corrupt is actionable.
Putnam’s Handy Law Book for the Layman Albert Sidney Bolles

Sir—If it be not actionable, permit me to say that you really are delightful!!
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies James McNeill Whistler

To discard a portion of your “cow” in front of a rapidly advancing stone is actionable.
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 21, 1914 Various

They can do all of wrong which is profitable, without that part which is actionable.
Twelve Causes of Dishonesty Henry Ward Beecher

Shocking and ungentlemanly terms, and what is worse, actionable.
Bardell v. Pickwick Percy Fitzgerald

Such a transaction as that between man and man would be actionable as a fraud.
About Ireland E. Lynn Linton

Eli Kirke glanced dubiously to the blasphemy box, as though my words were actionable.
Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut

adjective
(law) affording grounds for legal action
adj.

1590s; from action + -able.

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