Definition of indictment :
1. An accusation in general; a formal accusation.
2. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
3. The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury.
accusation (part of speech: noun)
charge, blame, imputation, grievance, denouncement, accusation, complaint, accusal, censure, citation, insinuation, criticism, condemnation, allegation, reproach, impeachment, incrimination, allegement
lawsuit (part of speech: noun)
- The prisoner pleaded not guilty, a jury was duly sworn, and the indictment having been opened by Mr. Barrington, Bathurst began his address for the Crown. - "Trial-of-Mary-Blandy", Roughead, William.
- We will not, however, dwell upon this melancholy event, but proceed to the result of the indictment of the roads of the parish of Inglewood. - "Christmas Stories", Edward Berens.
- This is the information needed, and your wilful refusal to give it constitutes a grave indictment. - "A Mysterious Disappearance", Gordon Holmes.