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Definition of amenable (Meaning of amenable)
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Amenable A*me"na*ble, a. [F. amener to lead; ? (L. ad) = mener
	     to lead, fr. L. minare to drive animals (properly by
	     threatening cries), in LL. to lead; L. minari, to threaten,
	     minae threats. See {Menace}.]
	     1. (Old Law) Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her
	        husband. [Obs.] --Jacob.
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	     2. Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable;
	        responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law.
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	              Nor is man too diminutive . . . to be amenable to
	              the divine government.                --I. Taylor.
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	     3. Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
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	     4. Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.
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	              Sterling . . . always was amenable enough to
	              counsel.                              --Carlyle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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