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: financially burdensome : expensive
: liable to be charged: such as
: liable to be accused or held responsible
: suitable to be charged to a particular account
: qualified to be made a charge on the county or parish
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: able to be charged
: able to be treated as a crime
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