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chargeable

[chahr-juh-buh l] /ˈtʃɑr dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
that may or should be charged:
chargeable duty.
2.
liable to be accused or held responsible; indictable:
He was held chargeable for the theft.
3.
liable to become a charge on the public.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see charge, -able
Related forms
chargeableness, chargeability, noun
chargeably, adverb
nonchargeable, adjective
unchargeable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chargeability

chargeable

/ˈtʃɑːdʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
charged or liable to be charged
2.
liable to result in a legal charge
Derived Forms
chargeableness, chargeability, noun
chargeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for chargeability

chargeable

adj.

late 15c., "burdensome," from charge (v.) + -able. Sense of "subject to a tax or payment" is from 1610s; that of "liable to be made an expense" is from 1640s; that of "liable to be charged" (with an offense, etc.) is from 1660s.

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