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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Opinable, Opynnable, a. [Late ME. and e.m.E. oppynable (1456), opinable, L. opinābil-is f. opinārī to be of opinion, F. opinable (16th c. in Godef.).] That is a matter of opinion, not certain, disputable. — c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 12850.
All suthfastnes haldis ever in ane accorde And all discordance ar ever opynnables And all contrar opiniounis debatables
1534 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 423.
Item to put remeid to the freris … and of the haly preching making to the peple without ony rehers of opinable materis bot in the sculis
Ib. 424.
That na sermones be maid … quhair throw ony new opinionis opinable ma ryis in the comone peple

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