indictment

Part of speech: noun

The act of indicting; a formal charge of crime.

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Usage examples "indictment":

  1. Then the sheriff read the indictment in a loud voice. - "Mistress Margery", Emily Sarah Holt.
  2. Pursuing the same consistent policy which this administration has adopted from the beginning, it directed an investigation into the conspiracy charged, and this investigation has resulted in the indictment of Gen. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. The District Attorney: I doubt not it is proper that time should be given to examine this indictment, and to adopt such course with respect to it as gentlemen standing in the sacred relation of counsel may deem it their duty to take. - "Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York", A. F. Warburton.