Indictment – meaning of the word and examples

A sign that a policy, system, society, etc. is bad or wrong. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A formal statement of accusing someone. (Cambridge Dictionary)

The action or the legal process of indicting. (Merriam – Webster)

The state of being indicted. (Merriam – Webster)

If you say that one thing is an indictment of another thing, you mean that it shows how bad the other thing is. (Collins Dictionary)

An indictment is a formal accusation that someone has committed a crime. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far. 

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/20/17031772/mueller-indictments-grand-jury

Oversight of U.S. military’s food suppliers called into question after fraud indictment. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/12/08/oversight-us-militarys-food-suppliers-called-into-question-after-fraud-indictment/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.baef38a9c87a

Indictment traces Scott Maddox dealings with undercover FBI agents. 

https://eu.tallahassee.com/story/news/2018/12/13/indictment-traces-scott-maddox-dealings-undercover-fbi-agents-tallahassee-corruption-city-hall/2294747002/

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