- non·in·dict·ment, noun
- re·in·dict·ment, noun
- su·per·in·dict·ment, noun
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How to use indictment in a sentence
Using the traditional elements of the classic horror movie in exciting new ways, “Get Out” is a searing indictment of American racism.
For instance, even in 1974 there were unique circumstances, like one incumbent losing because he was under indictment on bribery charges.Ed Markey Won, But It’s Still Been A Rough Year For Incumbents | Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com) | September 2, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The gang was so successful, according to the indictment, that Kriuchkov said the Tesla scheme would have to be delayed while most of its attention was on another ransomware victim.
The effort ultimately raised over $25 million after promising — falsely, the indictment alleges — that the donations would not benefit Kolfage.Federal Prosecutors Have Steve Bannon’s Murky Nonprofit in Their Sights | by Yeganeh Torbati | August 24, 2020 | ProPublica
The indictment is not the only legal trouble for the organization.Private Border Wall Fundraisers Have Been Arrested on Fraud Charges | by Perla Trevizo, Jeremy Schwartz and Lexi Churchill | August 20, 2020 | ProPublica
The 2001 grand jury indictment named 21 suspects as being involved in the U.S. embassy bombings, including Osama bin Laden.
Good for her—but what a shameful indictment of Planet Fashion.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem | Danielle Belton | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to the indictment, it is part of a network of Latino gangs controlled by La Eme.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs | Seth Ferranti | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The cry that rose up into the night signaled a moral indictment no matter what the grand jury had said.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture | Michael Daly | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The result is that Dingle now faces a 23-count federal indictment.Obama’s Golf Buddy May Be a ‘Hostile Witness’ in Chicago Corruption Case | Ben Jacobs | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sharpened faculties have something of a lawyer's quickness in detecting a flaw in the indictment.Children's Ways | James Sully
You could have cleared me easily enough by dropping the case, or making your investigations before ever an indictment was issued.The White Desert | Courtney Ryley Cooper
The obvious resource, therefore, was to obtain a writ of certiorari removing our indictment to the superior court.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh | George W. Foote
Manin's indictment aimed equally at the use of the knife in popular insurrections.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
They have lost the right of being previously furnished with a copy of the indictment, and a list of the government witnesses.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
British Dictionary definitions for indictment
a formal written charge of crime formerly referred to and presented on oath by a grand jury
any formal accusation of crime
Scot a charge of crime brought at the instance of the Lord Advocate
the act of indicting or the state of being indicted
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Cultural definitions for indictment
A formal accusation of a crime, presented to the accused party after the charges have been considered by a grand jury.
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