Meaning of “chargeable” in the English Dictionary

"chargeable" in British English

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chargeableadjective

uk /ˈtʃɑː.dʒə.bəl/ us /ˈtʃɑːr.dʒə.bəl/

chargeable adjective (TO PAY)

finance & economics If something is chargeable, you can be asked to pay for it:

a chargeable service

UK finance & economics If something is chargeable, you have to pay tax on it:

chargeable earnings/income
earnings/income chargeable to tax

chargeable adjective (CRIME)

law If something is chargeable, it is an offence that you can be charged with (= formally accused of) under the law:

a chargeable offence

chargeable adjective (BATTERY)

able to be recharged:

a chargeable battery
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(Definition of “chargeable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chargeable" in Business English

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chargeableadjective

uk /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.
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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.
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LAW considered to be a crime:

Failure to dispose of rubbish safely is a chargeable offence.

(Definition of “chargeable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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