Amenable

Definition of Amenable

A`me´na`ble
a.1.(Old Law) Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband.
2.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.
- I. Taylor.
3.Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
4.Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.
Sterling . . . always was amenable enough to counsel.
- Carlyle.

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