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in·dict·ment

 (ĭn-dīt′mənt)
n.
1. Law
a. A set of written criminal charges issued against a party, where a grand jury, under the guidance of a prosecutor, has found that sufficient evidence exists to justify trying the party for that crime.
b. The act or process of obtaining such charges.
2. A document or other communication that makes accusations of wrongdoing or describes an unacceptable situation: "[the book, an] exhaustively researched indictment of the fast-food industry" (Suzanne Schlosberg).

indictment

(ɪnˈdaɪtmənt)
n
1. (Law) a formal written charge of crime formerly referred to and presented on oath by a grand jury
2. (Law) any formal accusation of crime
3. (Law) Scot a charge of crime brought at the instance of the Lord Advocate
4. (Law) the act of indicting or the state of being indicted

in•dict•ment

(ɪnˈdaɪt mənt)

n.
1. an act of indicting.
2. a formal accusation by a grand jury, initiating a criminal case.
3. any charge, serious criticism, or cause for blame.
4. the state of being indicted.
[1275–1325; Middle English enditement < Anglo-French; (see indite, -ment)]

indictment

A written charge accusing someone of having committed a crime, presented by a grand jury.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indictment - a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
charge, complaint - (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
murder charge, murder indictment - an indictment charging someone with murder
true bill - an indictment endorsed by a grand jury
2.indictment - an accusation of wrongdoing; "the book is an indictment of modern philosophy"
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

indictment

noun charge, allegation, prosecution, accusation, impeachment, summons, arraignment Prosecutors may soon seek an indictment on fraud charges.

indictment

noun
Law. A charging of someone with a misdeed:
Translations

indictment

[ɪnˈdaɪtmənt] N
1. (= charge, document) → acusación f; (= act) → procesamiento m
to bring an indictment against sbformular cargos contra algn
2. (fig) → condenación f, crítica f
the report is an indictment of our system (fig) → el informe critica duramente nuestro sistema

indictment

[ɪnˈdaɪtmənt] n
(LAW) [criminal] → inculpation f
(gen) to be an indictment of sth (= black mark against) → en dire long sur qch
It's a sad indictment of society that policemen are regarded as targets → Le fait que les policiers soient pris pour cibles en dit long sur cette société.indie band [ˈɪndibænd] n (MUSIC)groupe m indéindie label [ˈɪndileɪbəl] n (MUSIC)label m indé

indictment

n (of person) (= accusation)Beschuldigung f, → Anschuldigung f; (= charge sheet)Anklage f(for, on a charge of wegen); (US: by grand jury) → Anklageerhebung f; to bring an indictment against somebodygegen jdn Anklage erheben, jdn unter Anklage stellen; bill of indictmentAnklageschrift f; to be an indictment of something (fig)ein Armutszeugnis ntfür etw sein; the speech was a damning indictment of government policydie Rede war eine vernichtende Anklage gegen die Regierungspolitik

indictment

[ɪnˈdaɪtmənt] n (Law) → atto d'accusa, imputazione f
to bring an indictment against sb → formulare un'accusa or imputazione contro qn
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While there is no doubt that the comments will have been deeply upsetting to the families and simply oensive, the threshold for proceeding with a criminal charge is very high.
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