Meaning of indictment

in•dict•ment

Pronunciation: (in-dīt'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of indicting.
  2. a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes.
  3. any charge, accusation, serious criticism, or cause for blame.
  4. the state of being indicted.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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