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[in-dahy-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈdaɪ tə bəl/
liable to being indicted, as a person.
making a person liable to indictment, as an offense.
Origin of indictable
1700-10; indict + -able
Related forms
indictability, noun
indictably, adverb
nonindictable, adjective
unindictable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for indictable
  • The fact that he has committed indictable acts is beyond dispute.
  • He tried numerous felony and indictable misdemeanor cases.
  • The critical lessons of avoiding sanctions, penalties, and indictable offenses will also be discussed.
  • Court records must also indicate whether the case was handled as a summary or indictable offense.
  • Because the charge is an indictable offense, the allegations must be presented to a state grand jury for potential indictment.
  • Criminal recklessness is required to sustain an indictable charge.
  • All indictable offenses may be prosecuted by a trial information.
British Dictionary definitions for indictable


adjective (criminal law)
(of a person) liable to be indicted
(of a crime) that makes a person liable to be indicted
Derived Forms
indictably, adverb
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