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English noun: indictment

1. indictment (communication) a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense

Synonymsbill of indictment

Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)murder charge, murder indictment, true bill

Part holonymcharge, complaint

2. indictment (communication) an accusation of wrongdoing

SamplesThe book is an indictment of modern philosophy.

Broader (hypernym)accusal, accusation

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