indictment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"indictment" in British English

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indictmentnoun

uk   us   /ɪnˈdaɪt.mənt/
[C usually singular] a ​sign that a ​policy, ​system, ​society, etc. is ​bad or ​wrong: This ​seems to me to be a damning indictment of the government's ​educationpolicy. [C] specialized law a ​formalstatement of ​accusing someone: The ​charges on the indictment ​includemurder and ​attemptedmurder.
(Definition of indictment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indictment" in American English

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indictmentnoun [C]

 us   /ɪnˈdɑɪt·mənt/ law
a ​formalstatement of ​accusation An indictment is also a ​reason for giving ​blame: The high ​level of ​adultilliteracy is ​seen as an indictment of the country’s ​educationpolicy.
(Definition of indictment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indictment" in Business English

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indictmentnoun

uk   us   /ɪnˈdaɪtmənt/ LAW
[U] the ​act of ​formallyaccusing 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 ​formallyaccuses someone of a ​crime: on an indictment She was ​held to appear for ​trial on two indictments.
(Definition of indictment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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