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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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