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English definition of “indictment”

indictment

noun     /ɪnˈdaɪt.mənt/
[C usually singular] a reason for giving blame : This seems to me to be a damning indictment of education policy .Blaming and accusing [C] specialized law a formal statement of accusing someone: The charges on the indictment include murder and attempted murder .Blaming and accusingTaking legal action
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