What is probable?

  • (noun): An applicant likely to be chosen.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on probable:

Probable Cause
... In United States criminal law, probable cause is the standard by which an officer or agent of the law has the grounds to make an arrest, to conduct a personal or property search, or to obtain a ... not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things ... "Probable" in this case may relate to actual statistical probability, or to a general standard of common behavior and customs ...
List Of Impact Craters In North America - Unconfirmed Impact Craters
79.783°W / 9.1 -79.783 (Gatun structure) 2 (probable) Pantasma Nicaragua 1 ... million 13°22′N 85°57′W / 13.37°N 85.95°W / 13.37 -8 ...
Gustafson V. Payless - Dissent
... irrelevant to whether the detective had probable cause to prosecute Mrs ... that the removal of merchandise from a store without paying is generally held as probable cause for shoplifting, as cited in the case of Delp v ... Under this ruling, he argues that the defendant possessed probable cause ...
California V. Acevedo
... and the containers within it where they have probable cause to believe contraband or evidence is contained." The decision also overruled the Chadwick-Sanders distinction which previously held that if probable ...
List Of Uranium Mines - Non-commercial Projects
... Algeria Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine Timgaouine Abankor El-Bema Ait-Oklan Tahaggart ... Pará) Canada Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %tU Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (t. 2008 UG China Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine Yili Xinjiang ...

More definitions of "probable":

  • (adj): Likely but not certain to be or become true or real.
    Example: "He foresaw a probable loss"
    Synonyms: likely, plausible
  • (adj): Apparently destined.
    Example: "The probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme"

Famous quotes containing the word probable:

    Thus all probable reasoning is nothing but a species of sensation. ‘Tis not solely in poetry and music, we must follow our taste and sentiment, but likewise in philosophy, When I am convinc’d of any principle, ‘tis only an idea which strikes more strongly upon me. When I give the preference to one set of arguments above another, I do nothing but decide from my feeling concerning the superiority of their influence.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    I have very lately read the Prince of Abyssinia [Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas]MI am almost equally charmed and shocked at it—the style, the sentiments are inimitable—but the subject is dreadful—and, handled as it is by Dr. Johnson, might make any young, perhaps old, person tremble—O heavens! how dreadful, how terrible it is to be told by a man of his genius and knowledge, in so affectingly probable a manner, that true, real happiness is ever unattainable in this world!
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    It was only too probable that among the half-converted Pagans and Jews, any rite, any form, would find favor, whilst yet unable to comprehend the spiritual character of Christianity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)