De*bat"a*ble (?), a. [Cf. OF. debatable. See Debate.]
Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question.
The Debatable Land ∨ Ground, a tract of land between the Esk and the Sark, claimed by both England and Scotland; the Batable Ground.
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