Search Result for "indictment":
1. a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense;
[syn: indictment, bill of indictment]
2. an accusation of wrongdoing;
- Example: "the book is an indictment of modern philosophy"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indictment \In*dict"ment\, n. [Cf. Inditement.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury. [1913 Webster] Note: To the validity of an indictment a finding by the grand jury is essential, while an information rests only on presentation by the prosecuting authority. [1913 Webster] 3. An accusation in general; a formal accusation. [1913 Webster] Bill of indictment. See under Bill. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "indictment": accusal, accusation, accusing, allegation, allegement, anathema, arraignment, bail, bill of particulars, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, castigation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, count, damnation, decrial, delation, denouncement, denunciation, excoriation, flaying, fulmination, fustigation, impeachment, implication, imputation, information, innuendo, insinuation, lawsuit, laying of charges, pillorying, plaint, presentment, prosecution, reprehension, reproach, reprobation, skinning alive, stricture, suit, taxing, true bill, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation