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Pronunciation:  in'dItmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
  2. [n]  an accusation of wrongdoing; "the book is an indictment of modern philosophy"

INDICTMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bill of indictment
 See Also: accusal, accusation, charge, complaint, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, murder charge, murder indictment, official document, true bill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*dict"ment\, n. [Cf. {Inditement}.]
1. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.

2. (Law) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the
   prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand

Note: To the validity of an indictment a finding by the grand
      jury is essential, while an information rests only on
      presentation by the prosecuting authority.

3. An accusation in general; a formal accusation.

{Bill of indictment}. See under {Bill}.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A written accusation by a grand jury charging a person with a crime. (See information.)
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accusal, accusation, accusing, allegation, allegement, anathema, arraignment, bail, bill of particulars, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, castigation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, count, damnation, decrial, delation, denouncement, denunciation, excoriation, flaying, fulmination, fustigation, impeachment, implication, imputation, information, innuendo, insinuation, lawsuit, laying of charges, pillorying, plaint, presentment, prosecution, reprehension, reproach, reprobation, skinning alive, stricture, suit, taxing, true bill, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation