indictable

adjective
in·​dict·​able | \ in-ˈdī-tə-bəl How to pronounce indictable (audio) \

Definition of indictable

1 : subject to being indicted : liable to indictment
2 : making one liable to indictment an indictable offense

Examples of indictable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web State Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan reported 70 compliance issues resulting in 34 indictable offenses. Kim Jarrett, Washington Examiner, "New Jersey officials, facing second worst outbreak, worry about possible shortages of beds, ventilators," 31 Mar. 2020 But legal scholars and Democrats are decrying the claim that an impeachable offense must be an indictable crime. Eric Tucker, Fortune, "Crime required for impeachment? Not so, say legal experts," 23 Jan. 2020 Nothing in American history, from the founding of its earliest colonies, suggests that an impeachable offense has to be an indictable crime, not for the King’s men, not for judges and Justices, and not for the President of the United States. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "The Invention—and Reinvention—of Impeachment," 21 Oct. 2019 The evidence, which showed bad deeds, but not necessarily indictable offenses, predictably didn’t measure up to the hype. Los Angeles Times, "Impeachment, always a longshot, fades in wake of Mueller hearing," 26 July 2019 Conspiring to cause an excessive campaign contribution of more than $25,000 is an indictable offense and a felony. Joe Palazzolo, WSJ, "Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty, Says Trump Told Him to Pay Off Women," 21 Aug. 2018 All agree that impeachment—which, if successful, turns a sitting president into an indictable ex-president—resolves the issue. Tom Ginsburg, Fortune, "Can the President Be Indicted? Yes, But Not By Who You Think," 22 May 2018 The evidence, which showed bad deeds, but not necessarily indictable offenses, predictably didn’t measure up to the hype. Los Angeles Times, "Impeachment, always a longshot, fades in wake of Mueller hearing," 26 July 2019 Conspiring to cause an excessive campaign contribution of more than $25,000 is an indictable offense and a felony. Joe Palazzolo, WSJ, "Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty, Says Trump Told Him to Pay Off Women," 21 Aug. 2018

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circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Indictable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indictable. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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indictable

adjective
in·​dict·​able | \ in-ˈdī-tə-bəl How to pronounce indictable (audio) \

Legal Definition of indictable

: making one liable to indictment an indictable offense

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