from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. able to be prosecuted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being prosecuted; liable to prosecution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being prosecuted; liable to prosecution.


From prosecute + -able. (Wiktionary)


  • And it was just to give me simply a heads up that they were going only to lodge individuals here who were what's referred to as prosecutable under the customs and immigration laws.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2004

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So we're going to large individuals here who are referred to as prosecutable under the Customs and Immigration laws.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2004

  • Garage Spaces is a three-month project with three scheduled exhibitions; the first being Stolen, an exhibition of 'prosecutable' works of art -- a fun, pithy commentary on ownership and possession, and the juxtaposition of found, lost and appropriated.

    Paul Klein: Fresh Art Breadth

  • "prosecutable" cases arising from Truth Commission hearings, and several others were being investigated.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • How do we take comfort, for instance, in the reluctance to prosecute when the extent and scope and scale of the prosecutable behavior remains unknown?

    Disbarment of lawyers involved in interrogation policies sought

  • Section 103 of the TVPRA in essence amended MEJA, making prosecutable in the U.S. any trafficking-related felony offense committed by anyone employed by or contracted to the agencies of the U.S. government not covered under MEJA the contractors' dependents are also covered under the TVPRA.

    David Isenberg: Ooh, Aah: PMC Feeling Good

  • You can say anything you like, act on it and it can become a prosecutable offense.

    Think Progress » New report finds that right-wing extremist groups have grown 244 percent in the past year.

  • This seems to me a tremendously important and root-cause issue — if not clearly prosecutable — to develop some national dialogue around.

    Matthew Yglesias » A State Prosecutor for Bush?

  • And Guantánamo was a place where American interrogators in at least one case tortured an al-Qaeda member to the point he was no longer prosecutable in any U.S. court.

    The Longest War

  • The government can treat incidents that cause the inappropriate harming of civilians, in addition to potentially prosecutable actions of individual employees, as both possible failures of "quality control" by the private security firms and occasions for scrutiny by an inspector general.

    David Isenberg: Putting the Contract in Private Security Contractors


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