Definition of indictable in English:

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indictable

Pronunciation: /inˈdīdəb(ə)l/

adjective

1(Of an offense) rendering the person who commits it liable to be charged with a serious crime that warrants a trial by jury.
Example sentences
  • They've got power to arrest people, this is without warrant, who they believe on reasonable grounds have committed serious indictable offences.
  • Thus, if the jury acquit the accused of the more serious indictable offence, they may still convict of the summary offence.
  • Unless one has committed a serious indictable offence such as rape or murder, one has a good chance at starting anew.
1.1(Of a person) liable to be charged with a crime.
Example sentences
  • But if my servant throws dirt into the highway, I am indictable.

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Syllabification: in·dict·a·ble

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