col·or·able adj: having an appearance of truth, validity, or right
if a colorable claim — or better — can be pleaded — D. F. Kolb and M. P. Carroll
col·or·ably adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (plausible) adjective ad captandum, alleged, apparent, apparently right, ben trovato, conceivable, conjecturable, convincing, credible, feasible, in posse, logical, ostensible, persuasive, presumable, presumptive, rational, reasonable, seeming, seemingly fair, seemingly sound, seemingly valid, sensible, supposable, surmisable, tenable, thinkable, verisimilis, warrantable associated concepts: colorable authority, colorable cause, colorable claim, colorable invocation of jurisdiction, colorable title II (specious) adjective appearing, artful, crafty, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, delusory, factitious, false, feigned, fraudulent, sham, trumped up, untrue III index ostensible, plausible, specious

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Presenting a deceptive appearance.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

adj. That which appears plausible or reflective of reality, but is deceptive, intended to conceal, does not correspond with reality, or is not authentic or valid.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

False; counterfeit; something that is false but has the appearance of truth.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

False; counterfeit; something that is false but has the appearance of truth.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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