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English definition of “chargeable”

chargeable

adjective     /ˈtʃɑːdʒəbl̩/ US   /ˈtʃɑːr-/
COMMERCE, FINANCE something that is chargeable can be charged for or must be paid by someone: Fifteen hundred chargeable hours is a common target for personal injury lawyers. All these costs are chargeable to the client. → See also billable
TAX if somethng is chargeable, you must pay tax on it: chargeable earnings income that is chargeable to tax Liability to capital gains tax arises where a chargeable gain is made on the disposal of assets. → See also taxable
LAW considered to be a crime: Failure to dispose of rubbish safely is a chargeable offence.
(Definition of chargeable adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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