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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

(Questiounabill,) Questionabill, -able, adj. [f. Questioun n.; cf. e.m.E. questionable (1590).] Liable to be challenged (by a legal action); open to dispute or litigation. — 1443 Highland P. II 178.
Gif ony of thir partyis hafe ony clause in thair chartar unclere or questionabill the parti plenyheand sal … warn his party of the … clausis doutfull and questionabill
1566 Reg. Privy C. I 480.
Undirstanding the tytill of the saidis landis to be questionabill betuix the saidis partiis, and to require the decisioun of the law
1598–9 Ib. V 536. 1637 Dumbarton B. Rec. 52.
The questionable matters betuix Glasgow and Dunbartane
1656 Stitchill Baron Ct. 7.
Anent claimes and matters questionable betwixt them
1663 Melrose Reg. Rec. II 72.
The said Thomas … to mak use … of elleven of the saids tries and ordaines the nethermost two to be questionable

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