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Definition of "indictment" []

  • The act of indicting. (noun)
  • The condition of being indicted. (noun)
  • Law A written statement charging a party with the commission of a crime or other offense, drawn up by a prosecuting attorney and found and presented by a grand jury. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indictment" in a sentence
  • "Still, the indictment is a blow for the historically troubled department."
  • "The American people must know this critical truth: This indictment is about the cover of the lies which led our republic to fight in Iraq."
  • "The truth or falsity of this indictment is an interesting subject for future historical debate."