Definition of indictment
2 : a formal written statement framed by a prosecuting authority and found by a jury (such as a grand jury) charging a person with an offense
3 : an expression of strong disapproval an indictment of government policy on immigrants
Examples of indictment in a Sentence
The grand jury has handed down indictments against several mobsters.
No one was surprised by her indictment.
She intended the film to be an indictment of the media.
Recent Examples of indictment from the Web
In an indictment handed down last week, prosecutors said Blaszczak used his personal relationships with former colleagues at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to get advance knowledge of pending decisions.
Erin's second word was arraign - which means to call a prisoner to court to answer charges of an indictment.
Pardo is charged with flying a plane from Fort Lauderdale to Panama with $800,000 in drug profits on board, according to the 1988 drug indictment.
Scientific sleuthing led to indictments and a program to replace some of Flint’s antiquated water-delivery system.
The lawsuit comes nearly two years after an explosive indictment into secret hush-money payments brought down Hastert, a local coaching legend who became one of the country's most powerful politicians.
Acting U.S. Attorney Robert Posey says in a news release that the Friday indictment charges 37-year-old Jennifer Cataldo, of Sterrett, with eight counts of wire fraud and seven counts of bank fraud.
Chatterjee claimed to be president and chief executive officer of CS Management Inc. of Oakbrook Terrace, with Varma its chief financial officer, the indictment said.
Landrieu's indictment gave immunity to nobody for the crimes against history these monuments represented.
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Definition of indictment for English Language Learners
law : an official written statement charging a person with a crime
: the act of officially charging someone with a crime : the act of indicting someone
: an expression or statement of strong disapproval
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