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indictment

noun     /ɪnˈdaɪtmənt/ LAW
[U] the act of formally accusing someone of a serious crime: under indictment for sth He's currently under indictment for embezzlement.on indictment The defendent was tried on indictment.
[C] a written statement that formally accuses someone of a crime: on an indictment She was held to appear for trial on two indictments.
(Definition of indictment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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