Indictment Definition

ĭn-dītmənt
indictments
noun
indictments
An indicting or being indicted; charge; accusation.
Webster's New World
A formal written accusation charging one or more persons with the commission of a crime, presented by a grand jury to the court when the jury has found, after examining the evidence presented, that there is a valid case.
Webster's New World
A document or other communication that makes accusations of wrongdoing or describes an unacceptable situation.
American Heritage
A charge made by a grand jury against a defendant.
Webster's New World Law
The process of making such a charge.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Indictment

Noun

Singular:
indictment
Plural:
indictments

Origin of Indictment

  • 18th century Latinized respelling of Middle English endytement (“action of accusing”), from Anglo-Norman enditement, from enditer

    From Wiktionary

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