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 Leaving Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group is an indictable offence with a maximum sentence of 10 years. Paula Newton, CNN, 30 Sep. 2020 State Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan reported 70 compliance issues resulting in 34 indictable offenses. Kim Jarrett, Washington Examiner, 31 Mar. 2020 But legal scholars and Democrats are decrying the claim that an impeachable offense must be an indictable crime. Eric Tucker, Fortune, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of indictable

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 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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