indictable offense


indictable offense
A crime to be prosecuted under an indictment; in some jurisdictions, any felony. In some jurisdictions, any felony and any misdemeanor of a certain class, particularly a misdemeanor of a serious nature. State v Berlin, 42 Mo 572, 576. At common law, treason, a capital offense, or a felony. 27 Am J1st Indict § 5.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • indictable offense — index crime, felony Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 indictable offense …   Law dictionary

  • indictable offense — /indaytabal/ Subject to being indicted. An offense, the nature of which is proper or necessary to be prosecuted by process of indictment. Indictable offenses embrace common law offenses or statutory offenses the punishments for which are infamous …   Black's law dictionary

  • indictable offense — /indaytabal/ Subject to being indicted. An offense, the nature of which is proper or necessary to be prosecuted by process of indictment. Indictable offenses embrace common law offenses or statutory offenses the punishments for which are infamous …   Black's law dictionary

  • indictable — in·dict·able /in dī tə bəl/ adj: making one liable to indictment an indictable offense Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. indictable …   Law dictionary

  • indictable — indict in‧dict [ɪnˈdaɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] especially AmE LAW to officially charge someone with a criminal offence: indict somebody for something • 21 currency traders have been indicted for illegal trading practices. indictable …   Financial and business terms

  • offense — n. infraction 1) to commit an offense 2) a minor, petty, trivial; serious offense 3) a capital; impeachable; indictable offense 4) an offense against feeling of outrage 5) to take offense at (she takes offense at every remark) insult (formal) 6)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • indictable attempt — A direct ineffectual act performed intentionally toward the commission of an indictable offense. Commonwealth v Crow, 303 Pa 91, 154 A 283. Broadly, any attempted offense subject to prosecution by indictment under the law of the jurisdiction …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • indictable — adjective Date: circa 1706 1. subject to being indicted ; liable to indictment 2. making one liable to indictment < an indictable offense > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indictable — in|dict|a|ble [ ın daıtəbl ] adjective LEGAL an indictable offense is one for which you can be officially accused and brought to a court for trial …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • indictable — in•dict•a•ble [[t]ɪnˈdaɪ tə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) law subject to being indicted 2) law making a person liable to indictment: an indictable offense[/ex] • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang


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