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

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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,, "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,, "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,, "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 The Third board unanimously voted to spend more time on a resolution that would allow for cable deactivation to a member’s unit, when a member is 60-days delinquent on assessments, fines, fees or chargeable services. Emily Rasmussen, Orange County Register, "Laguna Woods Village’s Third Mutual honors security, residents who helped nab burglary suspect," 17 May 2017 These systems come in two flavors: One consists of a control box, solar panel, USB phone-charging cable, and three LED lights, and the other adds a portable lamp, and a solar chargeable radio to the mix. Andy Volk, WIRED, "Review: M-KOPA Solar Home System," 15 Oct. 2013

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First Known Use of chargeable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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