Definition of indictable in English:


Syllabification: in·dict·a·ble
Pronunciation: /inˈdītəbəl


  • 1(Of an offense) rendering the person who commits it liable to be charged with a serious crime that warrants a trial by jury.
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    • 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.
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    • But if my servant throws dirt into the highway, I am indictable.

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