indictable

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in·dict·a·ble

 (ĭn-dī′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being indicted: Evidence suggested that the official was indictable for the crime.
2. Making one liable to indictment: an indictable offense.
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indictable

(ɪnˈdaɪtəbəl)
adj
1. (Law) (of a person) liable to be indicted
2. (Law) (of a crime) that makes a person liable to be indicted
inˈdictably adv
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in•dict•a•ble

(ɪnˈdaɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. subject to being indicted.
2. making a person liable to indictment: an indictable offense.
[1700–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indictable - liable to be accused, or cause for such liability; "the suspect was chargeable"; "an indictable offense"
guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"
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Translations

indictable

[ɪnˈdaɪtəbl] ADJ indictable offencedelito m procesable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

indictable

[ɪnˈdaɪtəbəl] adj [person] → passible de poursuites
indictable offence → délit m tombant sous le coup de la loi
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

indictable

adj offencestrafbar; personstrafrechtlich verfolgbar
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

indictable

[ɪnˈdaɪtəbl] adj (Law) indictable offencereato perseguibile a norma di legge
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
If an unusual case arose, a breach of section 12 would target the Crown's decision to proceed indictably as an abuse of process, rather than the legislation itself.