Adjective "merchantable" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈməːtʃ(ə)ntəb(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Suitable for sale.
  1. 'Under the Sale of Goods & Supply of Services Act, 1980 you are entitled to expect that the car is of merchantable quality, that is, it should be fit for its purpose and as described.'
  2. 'The primary judge and the Full Court of the Federal Court made concurrent findings that the goods were not of merchantable quality and were not reasonably fit for the purpose for which they were intended.'
  3. 'Under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, the goods sold must be of merchantable quality and fit for the purpose for which they are sold.'
  4. 'The price of admission is a merchantable product.'
  5. 'When you buy a product it should be of merchantable quality, fit for its purpose and as described.'
  6. 'This in turn caused me to analyze the basic requirements for the Church lands if they were to be made merchantable as a potential development area.'
  7. 'He had by then issued proceedings alleging repudiatory breach of an implied term of merchantable quality and claiming damages.'
  8. 'We have merchantable skills and marketable careers that are highly transportable.'
  9. 'In relation to sales by description however, there was an implied condition that the goods should reach a standard of merchantable quality.'
  10. 'That the materials used in the provision of the service will be of merchantable quality.'

Definitions

1. marketable: merchantable war-surplus goods.

More examples(as adjective)

"qualities can be merchantable."

"trees can be merchantable."

"requirements can be merchantable."

"pails can be merchantable."

"goodses can be merchantable."

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Origin

Late 15th century: from the obsolete verb merchant ‘haggle, trade as a merchant’, from Old French marchander, from marchand ‘merchant’.