Definition of Indictment

1. Noun. A formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense.

Exact synonyms: Bill Of Indictment
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Terms within: Charge, Complaint
Specialized synonyms: Murder Charge, Murder Indictment, True Bill
Derivative terms: Indict



2. Noun. An accusation of wrongdoing. "The book is an indictment of modern philosophy"
Generic synonyms: Accusal, Accusation
Derivative terms: Indict

Definition of Indictment

1. n. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.

Definition of Indictment

1. Noun. (countable legal) An official written accusation on behalf of the government for a serious offence; a document outlining serious charges of an accused. ¹

2. Noun. (countable uncountable) Accusation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indictment

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Indictment

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"I. Sufficiency of indictment. Where an indictment Is drawn in two counts, the first count charging the forgery of "a certain paper, acquittance, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1915)
"It is pointed out that while there is a general assignment that the court erred in quashing the indictment, yet the government itself specifically complains ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"OF PROCESS UPON AN indictment. The proper process on an indictment for any petit misdemeanor, or on a penal statute, is a writ of venire facias, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"If the unlawful cohabitation continued after the 13th of May, and if the adultery was only a part of and incident to it. then an indictment for -the ..."

5. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"It was proved that the indictment on the trial of whicli the per- nry was committed was for an offence against the person under s. 20 of 24 & 25 Viet. c. ..."

6. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"And though they had most envy against me, yet the most gross errors were found in my indictment. I having put by others from pleading for me, ..."

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