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Definition of Indictment

Indictment

  1. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
  2. The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury.
  3. An accusation in general; a formal accusation.

Indictment Quotations

The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against blacks.
Malcolm X

For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society?
Tim Matheson

What more chilling indictment of the modern world is there than this: that the condition of the smartphone user is that of a dumb animal. Moooo!
Will Self

'Great Expectations' has been described as 'Dickens's harshest indictment of society.' Which it is. After all, it's about money. About not having enough money; about the fever of the getting of money; about having too much money; about the taint of money.
Felix Dennis

When an office-holder facing a multi-count indictment says that he has decided to spend more time with his family, the proper response is a horse-laugh. When an accused politician explains that a charge of corruption is 'really' an attack on his or her race, religion, ethnic background or gender, the odds that something felonious happened jumps.
Jeff Greenfield
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Indictment Translations

indictment in Dutch is aanklacht, beschuldiging
indictment in German is Anklage {f}
indictment in Norwegian is tiltale
indictment in Swedish is anklagelseskrift, anklagelse