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[in-dahy-tuh-buh l]
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  1. liable to being indicted, as a person.
  2. making a person liable to indictment, as an offense.
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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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adjective criminal law
  1. (of a person) liable to be indicted
  2. (of a crime) that makes a person liable to be indicted
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Derived Formsindictably, adverb
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