chargeability

chargeable

[chahr-juh-buhl]
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; Middle English; see charge, -able

chargeableness, chargeability, noun
chargeably, adverb
nonchargeable, adjective
unchargeable, adjective
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chargeable (ˈtʃɑːdʒəbəl)
 
adj
1.  charged or liable to be charged
2.  liable to result in a legal charge
 
'chargeableness
 
n
 
chargea'bility
 
n
 
'chargeably
 
adv

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chargeable
1480, "burdensome," from charge + -able. Sense of "subject to a tax or payment" is from 1614; that of "liable to be made an expense" is from 1646; that of "liable to be charged" (with an offense, etc.) is from 1662.
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