[in-dahy-tuh-buh l]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for non-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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