warrantably

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

warrantable +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

warrantably (comparative more warrantably, superlative most warrantably)

  1. In a way that is justified; reasonably.
    • 1846, George Gillespie, The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)[1]:
      None of those who defend the adoring of the humanity of Christ with divine worship, do well and warrantably express their opinion.
    • 1911, C. W. Saleeby, Woman and Womanhood[2]:
      The sentence of execution passed upon the murderer may be warrantably passed by the State of the future or its officers upon a monstrous birth, a baby riddled with congenital syphilis or some such horrible fruit of our present carelessness and wickedness in such matters.