prof·it·able /'prä-fə-tə-bəl/ adj: affording profits: yielding advantageous returns or results
prof·it·abil·i·ty /ˌprä-fə-tə-'bi-lə-tē/ n
pro·fit·able·ness n
prof·it·ably adv

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

I adjective advantageous, advisable, aiding, assisting, beneficial, desirable, edifying, emolumental, expedient, favorable, fructuosus, frugifer, fruitful, gainful, helpful, invaluable, lucrative, money-making, paying, productive, remunerative, rewarding, salutary, serviceable, successful, useful, utilis, valuable, well-paying, worthwhile II index beneficial, constructive (creative), copious, effective (efficient), favorable (advantageous), fertile, functional, gainful, lucrative, practical, productive, salutary, successful, valuable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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