indictment

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18th century Latinized respelling of Middle English endytement (action of accusing), from Anglo-Norman enditement, from enditer

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indictment (countable and uncountable, plural indictments)

  1. (law) An official formal accusation for a criminal offence, or the process by which it is brought to a jury. [from 14th c.]
  2. (law) The official legal document outlining the charges concerned. [from 16th c.]
  3. (countable, uncountable) An accusation of wrongdoing; a criticism or condemnation. [from 19th c.]

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