Reliable

Definition of Reliable

Re`li´a`ble   Pronunciation: r?-l?´?-b'l
a.1.Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy.
The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object.
- Coleridge.
According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable, being peopled in those agitated times by "unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs."
- W. Irving.

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