Debatable (spelling)

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The adjective from the verb 'to debate' is spelled with only two '-e-'s, one as second letter, the other at the end - debatable. Do not spell it debateable (although OED records this as current in the 17th to 19th centuries).

Although King, 2001 does not list this in his list of The 2,000 Most Misspelt Words in the English Language, it is more common than abatable, which he does.
Historically, the debatable lands were those territories on the border between England and Scotland (largely in the west) which were disputed between the two kingdoms until, and after, the Union of the Crowns.