• Chargeable


    charge + -able

    Full definition of chargeable



    1. (nonstandard, of expenses etc.) That may be charged to an account.
    2. (rare) Liable to be accused (either formally or informally).
      • 1865, Joel Prentiss Bishop, Commentaries on the Criminal Law (volume 2, page 380)Thus, if one confines another, even a prisoner, who has not had the small-pox, with an infected person, whereby the one confined takes the distemper and dies, he is chargeable with murder.
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