indictable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj indictable liable to be accused, or cause for such liability "the suspect was chargeable","an indictable offense"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Indictable Capable of being, or liable to be, indicted; subject to indictment; as, an indictable offender or offense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indictable Capable of being indicted; liable to indictment: as, an indictable offender.
    • indictable That may subject one to an indictment; that may be punished by a proceeding commenced by indictment: as, an indictable offense.
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Quotations

  • William Feather
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    “One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.”

Usage

In literature:

What are some of the charges in the indictment?
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
They were not indicted; they were not tried for crime.
"The Debs Decision" by Scott Nearing
I cannot call these persons for each other; being joined in the indictment, I am deprived of that opportunity.
"The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane," by William Brodie Gurney
On the 10th of February an indictment was lodged against Sestius for bribery by the informer Cn.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
The indictment, however, was read and commented upon, doubtless for the purpose of influencing the minds of the audience.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Some time after this, a student was indicted for profane swearing; he was tried, convicted, and punished.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
As in Kentucky, so here the jurors failed to find any ground for indictment.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
The indictments charged the prisoners with levying war against their lawful sovereign.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
If I can trace any word of scandal to that fellow Dockwrath, I shall indict him for a libel.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Then the sheriff read the indictment in a loud voice.
"Mistress Margery" by Emily Sarah Holt
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In poetry:

My breast I am smiting,
My own sins indicting.
How then canst Thou draw me
To strife and thus awe me,
And bring Me to judgment?
"Judgment" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
But Captain Jack rose
And he sez, "It's too thin!
Such statements as those
It's too late to begin.
There's a MODOC INDICTMENT agin you, O Paleface, and you're goin' in!
"Truthful James To The Editor" by Francis Bret Harte
The Jury had each formed a different view
(Long before the indictment was read),
And they all spoke at once, so that none of them knew
One word that the others had said.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
How runs the old indictment? Dear and slow,
So much and twice so much. We gird, but go.
For all the soul of our sad East is there,
Beneath the house-flag of the P. and O.
"The Exiles' Line" by Rudyard Kipling
The indictment had never been clearly expressed,
And it seemed that the Snark had begun,
And had spoken three hours, before any one guessed
What the pig was supposed to have done.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

An indictment has been dismissed against a Chicago police officer accused of writing numerous false drunk driving tickets.
Jury won't indict JROTC instructor on charge of sexual battery.
No indictment returned in JROTC director's alleged child molestation.
Don Eugene Osby Jr, 38, is charged in an 18-count indictment that was unsealed Sept 27.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Huntsville contractor for allegedly attempting to defraud the government of nearly $7 million in contract payments over six years.
A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted James B Catledge, of Rancho Santa Fe, and Derek F.C.
Two indicted over child molestation and delinquency charges.
40-year-old Joanna Harris has been indicted on the charges of child molestation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
A federal grand jury in New Hampshire has indicted a gamer on charges that he conspired to hack into and disable computer servers belonging to a company that hosts an online role-playing game called "Outwar.".
As a 24-year resident of Campbellsville, I have watched with dismay as the News-Journal has featured person after person on the front page as a result of their indictment or run-in with the law.
Faced with an option to resign, Lewisburg's dogcatcher is working out a two-week notice since he was indicted last month on theft and official misconduct charges.
A Bowie County Grand Jury has indicted a 17 year old Redwater, Texas girl in connection with the murder of a Texarkana Mom and her two children in their home last May.
Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance (r.) and NYCHA chairman John Rhea announce indictment.
Robert Liguori is scheduled to be arraignment on two additional indictments on Wednesday.
A new indictment could put former DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis at the center of a school construction scandal.
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In science:

The indictated values of 0.4-0.6 mm/y correspond to the range 61-92 km/s-Mpc for H , of which a small part could still account for the tidal action, so that the anomaly cannot be easily ruled out even in this case.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
Sako et al. also indictated the existence of fluorescence lines from ion spec ies of lower Z than Fe.
The Ionized Stellar Wind in Vela X-1 During Eclipse
But isn’t the fact that the theory is non-renormalizable an indictment of this program? How could one quantize such a theory? To understand this we need to separate an intrinsic question (is the theory quantizable or not) from a procedural question (can we quantize it using perturbation theory).
Canonical quantization of general relativity: the last 18 years in a nutshell
Interestingly, we find that this is not the case, and note that such effects are also not indicted by the internal consistency checks of our working assumptions.
New Aspects of B -> pi pi, pi K and their Implications for Rare Decays
That physics has suppressed this effect for over 100 years is a ma jor indictment of physics.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
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