Payable Pay"a*ble, a. [Cf. F. payable. Cf. {Pacable}.] 1. That may, can, or should be paid; suitable to be paid; justly due. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

Thanks are a tribute payable by the poorest. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) That may be discharged or settled by delivery of value. (b) Matured; now due. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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