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- (nonstandard, of expenses etc.) That may be charged to an account.
- (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.
- 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.