indictment definition

  • noun:
    • The work of indicting.
    • The condition of becoming indicted.
    • Law A written declaration billing an event with the commission of a crime or any other offense, used by a prosecuting attorney and found and provided by a grand jury.
    • The act of indicting, or perhaps the condition of being indicted.
    • The formal declaration of an offense, as framed because of the prosecuting expert associated with the State, and discovered because of the grand jury.
    • An accusation overall; an official accusation.
    • The act of indicting; accusation; formal cost or statement of grievances; formal issue before a tribunal.
    • In law, the formal complaint in which a criminal offense, found because of the grand jury having already been committed, is through it charged contrary to the supposed offender for presentation into the courtroom, that he are put-on trial.
    • In Scots legislation, an application or process in which a criminal is taken to test at the instance of this lord supporter.
    • an accusation of wrongdoing
    • an official document written for a prosecuting lawyer charging you a person with offense

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