Definition for A-ME'NA-BLE

A-ME'NA-BLE, a. [It. menare; Fr. mener, amener; Norm. amesner, to lead, to bring; Fr. amener, It. ammainare, in marine language, to strike sail.]

  1. In old law, easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband. [This sense is obsolete.]
  2. Liable to answer; responsible; answerable; liable to be called to account; as, every man is amenable to the laws. We retain this idiom in the popular phrase, to bring in, to make answerable; as, a man is brought in to pay the debt of another.

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