That which action can be taken. That which forms the legal basis for bringing a cause of action. For example, an actionable claim.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
That for which an action will lie; furnishing legal ground for an action. Actionable fraud. Deception practiced in order to induce another to part with property or surrender some legal right; a false representation made with an intention to deceive; may be committed by stating what is known to be false or by professing knowledge of the truth of a statement which is false, but in either case, the essential ingredient is a falsehood uttered with intent to deceive. Marsh v. Falker, 40 N. Y. 575; Farrington v. Bullard, 40 Barb. (N. Y.) 512; Hecht v. Metzler, 14 Utah, 408, 48 Pac 37, 60 Am. St Rep. 906; Sawyer v. Prickett, 19 Wall. 146, 22 L. Ed. 105. Actionable misrepresentation. A false statement respecting; a fact material to the contract and which is influential in procuring it. Wise v. Fuller, 29 N. J. Eq. 257. Actionable negligence. The breach or nonperformance of a legal duty, through neglect or carelessness, resulting in damage or injury to another. Actionable nuisance. Anything injurious to health, or indecent, or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property. Actionable words. In the law of libel and slander. Words which import a charge of some punishable crime or some offensive disease, or impute moral turpitude, or tend to injure a party in his trade or business, are said to be “actionable per se.”