under indictment

Definition of under indictment

  1. :  having been formally charged with a crime He is under indictment for perjury by two federal grand juries.

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

indictmentplay
  1. :  the action or the legal process of indicting

    :  the state of being indicted

    :  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


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