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.
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.
Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.
Sterling . . . always was amenable enough to counsel.
© Webster 1913.