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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
References in classic literature ?
The Indictment concluded by declaring that, in the event of the offense charged against the prisoner being found proven by the Verdict, he, the said Eustace Macallan, "ought to be punished with the pains of the law, to deter others from committing like crimes in all time coming.
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.
District Attorney,” said the Judge, “the prisoner is ready; we wait for the indictment.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
And I remembered what he had told me: that no indictment of their morality could shake them.
These last words appear to have been the actual indictment (compare Xen.
In one day afterwards, the Grand jury found a True Bill against Christopher Nubbles for felony; and in two days from that finding, the aforesaid Christopher Nubbles was called upon to plead Guilty or Not Guilty to an Indictment for that he the said Christopher did feloniously abstract and steal from the dwelling-house and office of one Sampson Brass, gentleman, one Bank Note for Five Pounds issued by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; in contravention of the Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
In which court an indictment of assault, battery, and wounding, was instantly preferred against Tom; who in his excuse only pleaded the provocation, which was indeed all the matter that Master Blifil had omitted.
He thought also [1268a] that they should not pass sentence by votes; but that every one should bring with him a tablet, on which he should write, that he found the party guilty, if it was so, but if not, he should bring a plain tablet; but if he acquitted him of one part of the indictment but not of the other, he should express that also on the tablet; for he disapproved of that general custom already established, as it obliges the judges to be guilty of perjury if they determined positively either on the one side or the other.
One of the strangest circumstances of this strange case is the formal indictment and trial of a man for murder of one whose body no human being professed to have seen--one not known to be dead.
And so I draw the indictment home to John Barleycorn.
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.