What does amenable mean?

amenable meaning in General Dictionary

Easy to be led governable as a female by her husband

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  • tuned in to recommendations and affects
  • open to being put to work in a specific means
  • liable to reply to a greater authority
  • disposed or willing to conform
  • an easy task to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband.
  • prone to be delivered to account or punishment; answerable; accountable; responsible; as, amenable to law.
  • prone to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
  • prepared to produce or send; sensitive; tractable.

amenable meaning in Urban Dictionary

tuned in to guidance, authority, or suggestion; ready


amenable meaning in Law Dictionary

at the mercy of response to the ..aw; responsible; responsible; prone to punishment. Miller v. Com., 1 Duv. (Ky.) 17. Does mean tractable, which may be easily led or influenced: formerly put on a wife who's governable by the woman husband. Cowell.


amenable meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "liable," from Anglo-French amenable, center French amener "answerable" (towards the legislation), from


amenable meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) an easy task to be led; governable, as a lady by her spouse.

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  • (a.) Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; accountable; accountable; because, amenable to law.
  • (a.) Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
  • (a.) prepared to yield or publish; sensitive; tractable.

Sentence Examples with the word amenable

But above all things the church was being criticized as an imperium in imperio, a privileged body not amenable to ordinary jurisdiction, and subservient to a foreign lordthe pope.

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