indictment

(redirected from Indictments)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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
References in classic literature ?
Observe, too, that the stately Moor who is in that corridor is King Marsilio of Sansuena, who, having seen the Moor's insolence, at once orders him (though his kinsman and a great favourite of his) to be seized and given two hundred lashes, while carried through the streets of the city according to custom, with criers going before him and officers of justice behind; and here you see them come out to execute the sentence, although the offence has been scarcely committed; for among the Moors there are no indictments nor remands as with us.
So, then, they drew up the indictments before the king was taken?
Two other indictments being brought against them, and the facts being proved upon them, they were both condemned to die.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
Its experience is an unanswerable indictment of our system of protecting inventors.
These last words appear to have been the actual indictment (compare Xen.
Independent of those which relate to the structure of the government, we find the following: Article 1, section 3, clause 7 -- "Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States; but the party convicted shall, nevertheless, be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment according to law.
In order to arouse sympathy, the aristocracy were obliged to lose sight, apparently, of their own interests, and to formulate their indictment against the bourgeoisie in the interest of the exploited working class alone.
Have I arrived at the moment when you were drawing up an indictment for a capital crime?
District Attorney,” said the Judge, “the prisoner is ready; we wait for the indictment.
The indictment had never been clearly expressed, And it seemed that the Snark had begun, And had spoken three hours, before any one guessed What the pig was supposed to have done.
I shall never forget the indictment of the Senior Subaltern by his wife.