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Definition of Indictable offence

Indictable offence Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries Legal Dictionary
An offence which, in Canada, is more serious than those which can proceed by summary conviction. - (read more on Indictable offence)
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A criminal offence triable only by the Crown Court. The different types of offence are classified 1, 2, 3 or 4. Murder is a class 1 offence 
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Indictable offence Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In many common law jurisdictions (e.g. England and Wales, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand), an indictable offence is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence). In the United States, a crime of similar severity and rules is called a felony, which also requires an indictment.

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