reasonable


reasonable
rea·son·able adj
1 a: being in accordance with reason, fairness, duty, or prudence
b: of an appropriate degree or kind
c: supported or justified by fact or circumstance
a reasonable belief that force was necessary for self-defense
2: applying reason or logic; broadly: rational (1)
a reasonable mind
rea·son·able·ness n
rea·son·ably adv

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

reasonable
I (fair) adjective aequus, conscionable, equitable, fit, fitting, judicious, just, modicus, not excessive, not extreme, proper, rationi consentaneus, restrained, suitable, temperate, tempered, tolerable, unextravagant, unextreme associated concepts: reasonable agreement, reasonable allowance, reasonable attorney's fees, reasonable market value, reasonable notice, reasonable opportunity to cure, reasonable restraint, reasonable return, reasonable time, reasonable value foreign phrases:
- Quam rationabllis debet esse finis, non definitur, sed omnibus circumstantiis inspectis pendet ex fusticia riorum discretione. — What a reasonable fine ought to be is not defined, but is left to the discretion of the judges, all the circumstances being considered.
- Quam longum debet esse rationabile tempus non definitur in lege, sed pendet ex discretione justiciariorum. — How long a reasonable time ought to be is not defined by law, but is left to the discretion of the judges
II (rational) adjective amenable to reason, broad-minded, capable of reason, clearheaded, cognitive, credible, discerning, fit, intelligent, judicious, justifiable, logical, lucid, perceiving, percipient, persuable, plausible, probable, proper, prudens, ratiocinative, rational, rationis particeps, realistic, right, sagacious, sapient, sensible, sound, tenable, understandable, unjaundiced, unprejudiced, valid, warrantable, well-advised, well-founded, wise associated concepts: reasonable care, reasonable cause, reasonable certainty, reasonable degree of care, reasonable diligence, reasonable doubt, reasonable excuse, reasonable ground, reasonable inference, reasonable injury, reasonable interpretation, reasonable judgment, reasonable notice, reasonable person, reasonable probability, reasonable use III index adequate, amenable, colorable (plausible), considerable, convincing, discriminating (judicious), equitable, fair (satisfactory), impartial, judicial, judicious, just, justifiable, logical, normal (sane), objective, open-minded, ostensible, peaceable, placable, plausible, possible, practicable, pragmatic, probable, rational, receptive, right (correct), right (suitable), rightful, sane, sensible, solid (sound), suitable, tenable, unprejudiced, upright, viable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reasonable
adj.
Appropriate; based on common sense and good judgment; fair and just.

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


reasonable
Just, rational, appropriate, ordinary, or usual in the circumstances. It may refer to care, cause, compensation, doubt (in a criminal trial), and a host of other actions or activities. In the law of negligence, for example, the reasonable person standard is the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would observe under a given set of circumstances. An individual who subscribes to such standards can avoid liability for negligence.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


reasonable
adj. A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


reasonable
Suitable; just; proper; ordinary; fair; usual.

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


reasonable
Suitable; just; proper; ordinary; fair; usual.

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

reasonable
adj., adv.
   in law, just, rational, appropriate, ordinary or usual in the circumstances. It may refer to care, cause, compensation, doubt (in a criminal trial), and a host of other actions or activities.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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