chargeable

adjective
charge·​able | \ ˈchär-jə-bəl How to pronounce chargeable (audio) \

Definition of chargeable

1 archaic : financially burdensome : expensive
2 : liable to be charged: such as
a : liable to be accused or held responsible
b : suitable to be charged to a particular account
c : qualified to be made a charge on the county or parish

Examples of chargeable in a Sentence

The business lunch was chargeable to the company. an act chargeable under federal law
Recent Examples on the Web The key argument here is that some of the broadcasters are airing content on their video streaming platforms for free, while the same content is chargeable on direct-to-home and cable networks. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Most business leaders feel India’s regulators just don’t get tech," 9 Oct. 2019 But, just because someone’s name is listed in Epstein’s address book isn’t enough to make someone chargeable with a crime. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "Sealed Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents Name at Least 1,000 People. A Judge Must Decide Whether to Release Them," 5 Sep. 2019 The app purports to tell you where nearby chargeable scooters are, but in reality that’s rarely the case. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018 In the city of Sacramento, there were five official hate crimes in 2017 — though police said there were many more documented incidents that didn't rise to the level of chargeable offenses. Anita Chabria And Michael Finch Ii, sacbee, "Hate crimes in Sacramento County have increased by 66 percent since 2014," 12 July 2018 Sales of electric-chargeable vehicles surged 70 percent in Germany to 17,574 cars in the first quarter, nudging ahead of Norway for the first time, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Anthony Palazzo, Bloomberg.com, "Germans Are Buying More Electrified Cars Than Norwegians," 3 May 2018 Castelli also stressed that any chargeable legal activities outside of normal city duties would need to be presented in advance to City Council for approval of the cost and scope of work. Beth Mlady, cleveland.com, "City Council waits to vote on Middleburg law department reorganization," 16 Apr. 2018 The Akron couple are the first in Summit County to be charged with trafficking in persons, which became a chargeable offense in 2011. Justin Madden, cleveland.com, "Akron woman pleads guilty to human trafficking charges, agrees to testify against boyfriend, prosecutors say," 18 Jan. 2018 Electrically chargeable vehicles were only 1.2% of European car sales in the second quarter, according to figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. David Mchugh And Geir Moulson, USA TODAY, "Carmakers join forces in Europe to make electrics widespread," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of chargeable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Nov 2019

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“Chargeable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chargeable. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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chargeable

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of chargeable

: able to be charged
: able to be treated as a crime

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