in·​dict·​able | \ in-ˈdī-tə-bəl \

Definition of indictable

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

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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 Two investigations failed to find any indictable offenses connected to de Blasio’s fund-raising operation but left the impression that money bought access to the mayor. Chris Smith, Daily Intelligencer, "In Conversation: Bill de Blasio," 4 Sep. 2017 This is getting closer and closer to an indictable case. Laura Jarrett, CNN, "Do Comey's new revelations show obstruction of justice?," 7 June 2017 At his July 5 news conference, Comey pilloried Hillary Clinton for her email practices and then concluded that her recklessness didn’t rise to the level of an indictable crime. Evan Halper,, "Trump urged Comey to go after Clinton — and then fired him for it," 9 May 2017

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circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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in·​dict·​able | \ in-ˈdī-tə-bəl \

Legal Definition of indictable

: making one liable to indictment an indictable offense

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