billable (adj.) 1570s, from BILL (Cf. bill) (v.) + -ABLE (Cf. -able).

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  • billable — UK US /ˈbɪləbl/ adjective COMMERCE, FINANCE ► used to describe time spent working that you can charge money for: »Some firms charge a flat fee rather than using a system of billable hours. »All emergency incidents are billable for a minimum of… …   Financial and business terms

  • billable — adj. Able to be billed; used to describe hours worked by attorneys on behalf of clients who pay their bills by the hour. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • billable — ˈbiləbəl adjective Etymology: bill + able (V) : that can be billed a lawyer s billable hours time billable to a specific project …   Useful english dictionary

  • billable — /bil euh beuhl/, adj. 1. that may or should be billed: Attorneys put in hundreds of billable hours on the case. n. 2. an active customer account. [1570 80; BILL1 + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • billable — Ⅰ. bill [1] ► NOUN 1) a printed or written statement of the money owed for goods or services. 2) a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion. 3) a programme of entertainment at a theatre or cinema. 4) N. Amer. a banknote. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • billable — adjective see bill V …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • billable — 1. adjective Capable of being billed for. 2. noun Something that is billed for. ...time spent building and encoding a Web site and similar billables should be calculated as services and so noted in all contracts and invoice terms …   Wiktionary

  • billable — adj. able to be billed; payable; chargeable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • billable — bill·able …   English syllables

  • billable — bill•a•ble [[t]ˈbɪl ə bəl[/t]] adj. chargeable 1) • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

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