- 1[countable, usually singular] indictment (of/on somebody/something) a sign that a system, society, etc. is very bad or very wrong The poverty in our cities is a damning indictment of modern society. This research is a terrible indictment on the medical profession.
- 2 [countable] a written statement accusing someone of a crime
- 3 [uncountable] the act of officially accusing someone of a crime This led to his indictment on allegations of conspiracy.