indictable

[in-dahy-tuh-buh l]

adjective

liable to being indicted, as a person.
making a person liable to indictment, as an offense.

Nearby words

  1. indicial equation,
  2. indicially,
  3. indicium,
  4. indicolite,
  5. indict,
  6. indiction,
  7. indictive,
  8. indictment,
  9. indie,
  10. indienne

Origin of indictable

First recorded in 1700–10; indict + -able

Related formsin·dict·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·dict·a·bly, adverbnon·in·dict·a·ble, adjectiveun·in·dict·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for indictable

indictable

adjective criminal law

(of a person) liable to be indicted
(of a crime) that makes a person liable to be indicted
Derived Formsindictably, adverb

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