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Definition of indictment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 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. 2[countable] a written statement accusing someone of a crime
  3. 3[uncountable] the act of officially accusing someone of a crime This led to his indictment on allegations of conspiracy.
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