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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

(Querellable,) Quarrel(l)able, Quarrallable, adj. [Querel(l v. 3.] Capable of being challenged, contested or disputed; challengable, contestable, disputable. — 1642 Orkney Rentals iii 14.
And so his right is most quarrallable
Ib. 16.
Together with ane chalder off victuall payit … out off his tack quarrallable foirsaid
1674 Justiciary Ct. Rec. II 281.
Oppones the poynding and the decreet, which is only quarrelable by way of reduction
1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. i xix §xii (1699) 103.
It was unreasonable that it should not be quarrellable before every judge
Ib. ii xxiii §xii (1699) 254.
If the verdict be quarrellable
1684 Fountainhall Decis. I 310. 1686 Mackenzie Observ. (1687) 254.

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