Definition of “indictment” - English Dictionary

(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

An indictment is also a reason for giving blame:

The high level of adult illiteracy is seen as an indictment of the country’s education policy.

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“indictment” in Business English

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uk /ɪnˈdaɪtmənt/ us 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.

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