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amenable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amenable  \A*me"na*ble\,  a.  [F.  amener  to  lead;  ?  (L.  ad)  =  mener 
  to  lead,  fr  L.  minare  to  drive  animals  (properly  by 
  threatening  cries),  in  LL  to  lead;  L.  minari  to  threaten, 
  minae  threats.  See  {Menace}.] 
  1.  (Old  Law)  Easy  to  be  led;  governable,  as  a  woman  by  her 
  husband.  [Obs.]  --Jacob. 
 
  2.  Liable  to  be  brought  to  account  or  punishment;  answerable; 
  responsible;  accountable;  as  amenable  to  law. 
 
  Nor  is  man  too  diminutive  .  .  .  to  be  amenable  to 
  the  divine  government.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  Liable  to  punishment,  a  charge,  a  claim,  etc 
 
  4.  Willing  to  yield  or  submit;  responsive;  tractable. 
 
  Sterling  .  .  .  always  was  amenable  enough  to 
  counsel.  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amenable 
  adj  1:  disposed  or  willing  to  comply;  "someone  amenable  to 
  persuasion";  "the  spirit  indeed  is  willing  but  the 
  flesh  is  weak"-  Matthew  26:41  [syn:  {willing}] 
  2:  responsible  to  a  higher  authority;  "amenable  to  a 
  small-scale  form  of  enquiry";  "amenable  data";  "is  it  to 
  be  contended  that  the  heads  of  departments  are  not 
  amenable  to  the  laws?"-  John  Marshall  [ant:  {unamenable}] 




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