chargeable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

charge +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

chargeable (comparative more chargeable, superlative most 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.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1859 John Thomas Arlidge - On the state of lunacy and the legal provision for the insane
    The law provides for the occasional visitation of pauper lunatics in asylums chargeable to parishes, by a certain number of the officers . . .
  • 1853 The Speeches of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox in the House of Common
    These cruelties are not, indeed, chargeable on Mr. Hastings personally; but when I state, that he levied an unjust war, the consequences that follow he is guilty of.