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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.

[Obs.]

Jacob.

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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