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indictment

  
  ( indictments    plural  )
1       n-count   If you say that one thing is anindictmentof another thing, you mean that it shows how bad the other thing is.  
oft N of n  
It's a sad indictment of society that policemen are regarded as easy targets by thugs.     
2       n-var   An indictment is a formal accusation that someone has committed a crime.  
  (mainly AM, LEGAL)   oft N against n   (=charge)  
Prosecutors may soon seek an indictment on racketeering and fraud charges...     
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indictment

  
  
accusation, allegation, charge, impeachment, prosecution, summons  

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