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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chargeable, Chairgeable, a. Also: charge(a)bill. [Late ME. chargeable (Caxton), f. Charge v.]

1. Burdensome; costly. 1558-66 Knox II. 65.
That chargeable burding, quhilk oure synnis had provockit God to lay upoun us
1618 Fam. Innes 207.
Remember that your father hes mony barnis quha ar now werry chairgeable to him
1661 Nicoll Diary 352.
In respect the dounlesing thairof wold be chargebill

2. Answerable, responsible. 1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 25.
Ane priuat man … not being chargeabill to the cuntre

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