An official legal document that accuses a person (or people) of committing an offence (or offences). The document is read out during the trial to the accused person, and contains full details of the offence(s) and the charge(s) incurred.

Explanation attempts (112)

26 Oct 2012 15:44
quote A demand to appear in court. unquote
27 Oct 2012 19:36
quote The indictment specifies the charge against you in a law court eg murder, man-slaughter ... unquote
28 Oct 2012 15:50
quote An accusation made against someone that leads to a criminal case against them. unquote
29 Oct 2012 17:17
quote to be convicted or accused of a crime unquote
29 Oct 2012 18:33
quote When someone has been accused and/or charged of committing a crime. unquote
29 Oct 2012 21:09
quote being questioned unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:29
quote Identifying if someone has commited a crime. unquote
30 Oct 2012 18:47
quote Being accused of a crime? unquote
30 Oct 2012 19:58
quote That you are guilty of trasgressing the law. unquote
31 Oct 2012 09:22
quote Something to do with indicate or indicative...? i.e. some evidence indicates someone's involvement in a crime but it is not direct evidence unquote
31 Oct 2012 10:28
quote a contravention of the law unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:16
quote Something that happens that can explain why a person did something, an indicative act. unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:39
quote The thing that the person is accused of doing. For instance, accused of murder. unquote
31 Oct 2012 16:36
quote An indictment is a charge bought against you unquote
31 Oct 2012 18:34
quote A crime a person is alleged to have commited unquote
31 Oct 2012 18:40
quote a legal, law binding statement unquote
31 Oct 2012 21:13
quote To be indicted; found either guilty or not guilty, judgement been passed or charges being brought against. unquote
31 Oct 2012 22:48
quote Don't know the meaning of indictment unquote
1 Nov 2012 14:07
quote involvement unquote
1 Nov 2012 17:58
quote Accusing somebody of breaking the law. unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:37
quote A person has done or committed a wrong. unquote
1 Nov 2012 22:00
quote I don't know. unquote
1 Nov 2012 22:13
quote i dont know unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:47
quote Indictment is the process of being charged with a criminal offence. unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:25
quote Making someone give evidence/make a statement about something. unquote
21 Nov 2012 14:54
quote Makes me think of politicians. It's an offence, maybe something to do with fraud? unquote
11 Nov 2013 16:43
quote i am making things up here: indictment derives from "to indicate", which means to point out or suggest. So an indictment could therefore be a suggestion or proposal of events. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:06
quote Punishment for a specific incident unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:35
quote being formally charged/ 'called up' on an offence unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:48
quote to be blamed for something unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:15
quote Having an accusation of a crime against you proven unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:19
quote Their punishment? unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:36
quote The outcome of a court hearing unquote
15 Nov 2013 01:07
quote A formal accusation unquote
15 Nov 2013 01:30
quote The result of a person being indicted or accused of something. unquote
15 Nov 2013 12:52
quote No idea unquote
15 Nov 2013 18:17
quote Accusation? unquote
15 Nov 2013 20:17
quote I don't know what this means unquote
15 Nov 2013 22:48
quote Judgement made by a magistrate rather than a criminal judge unquote
16 Nov 2013 05:56
quote A legal procedure where the law issues a procedure against a member of the public . unquote
16 Nov 2013 14:52
quote no idea unquote
16 Nov 2013 16:15
quote No idea unquote
17 Nov 2013 11:14
quote a court sentence unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:45
quote An accusation of a crime. The event or action that a person is being charged with. unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:46
quote it is where someone is "accused" of an unlawful criminal act. unquote
17 Nov 2013 16:58
quote A written accusation which claims that the person in question has committed a crime. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:01
quote A formal charge and or accusation of a serious offense. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:07
quote An accusation of someone committing a crime. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:15
quote a statement to say that someone has committed a crime unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:29
quote being charged for / accused of something unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:01
quote Reporting wrongfully of an incident by written text. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:17
quote someone has taken out a request either to prevent a behaviour or to make sure a person performs a certain behaviour. unquote
17 Nov 2013 20:08
quote They have got in trouble with the law and are being accused of something. They will need to lawyer up. unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:13
quote I don't know. unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:55
quote I think it has something to do with the court. If you are indicted then that means you are given a court date? unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:14
quote no idea unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:23
quote An indictment is charging someone with a crime. unquote
18 Nov 2013 16:10
quote Heard of them term but have no idea what it means. If I were to stab with an educated guess I'd say it had something to do with incitement, maybe the opposite term? Otherwise it's a complete guess unquote
18 Nov 2013 16:24
quote Blaming someone for behaving in a certain way even if they haven't done it. unquote
18 Nov 2013 18:41
quote Something to do with crime, being charged for something bad unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:46
quote A negative accusation against someone. unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:50
quote not a scooby unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:52
quote An indictment is a formal accusation of someone of a particular crime or offense unquote
18 Nov 2013 22:21
quote accusing someone of doing something serious unquote
19 Nov 2013 09:56
quote I don't know. unquote
29 Oct 2014 14:28
quote Very unsure - when someone has commited a potential crime and may be found guilty or innocent unquote
29 Oct 2014 14:36
quote A charge against an individual. unquote
30 Oct 2014 15:38
quote Indicating something unquote
30 Oct 2014 15:58
quote An accusation against someone for being a perpetrator of criminal activity. unquote
1 Nov 2014 04:51
quote A proclamation about another person, a judgement made e.g. A character witness statement. It can be positive or negative e.g. A damning indictment. unquote
6 Nov 2014 15:09
quote No clue unquote
6 Nov 2014 22:59
quote An accusation unquote
7 Nov 2014 13:33
quote I have no idea! unquote
10 Nov 2014 19:37
quote formal accusation that a person has committed a crime unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:33
quote An accusation made upon a person unquote
10 Nov 2014 23:36
quote accused of committing a crime unquote
11 Nov 2014 02:04
quote When a person is charged with something unquote
11 Nov 2014 10:24
quote Accusation of a serious crime unquote
11 Nov 2014 20:48
quote don't know unquote
11 Nov 2014 21:01
quote what someone is alleged to have done unquote
11 Nov 2014 21:12
quote No idea unquote
4 Nov 2015 17:59
quote A charge against an individual. unquote
11 Nov 2015 13:59
quote A crime unquote
12 Nov 2015 13:41
quote A charge or accusation for a crime unquote
17 Nov 2015 10:57
quote Being implicated or accused of a crime unquote
18 Nov 2015 21:44
quote Means you are ordered to appear in a court of law to give evidence. unquote
19 Nov 2015 19:14
quote Accusation of a serious crime unquote
19 Nov 2015 23:03
quote Formal accusation of a crime being committed unquote
19 Nov 2015 23:17
quote When someone gets in a sticky situation unquote
22 Nov 2015 15:08
quote Charge for committing a crime unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:27
quote Dont have a clue unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:19
quote An indictment is when you're asked to come to court. unquote
23 Nov 2015 09:54
quote criminal charge unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:59
quote No idea unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:14
quote To specify something unquote
12 Nov 2016 10:06
quote The act of starting a fight unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:02
quote making a statement. unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:45
quote means to charge or accuse person or persons of a charge or misdemeanour unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:47
quote To be indicted is to be recognised as to having committed a crime or been party to a crime by the law/courts. unquote
13 Nov 2016 19:46
quote To be criminally investigated in connection to a crime through association with the guilty parties. unquote
13 Nov 2016 22:03
quote A formal request for information from a potential witness to help with a criminal case. Where the witness may not be willing to assist this is issued to ensure that they attend the case in court. unquote
14 Nov 2016 17:05
quote The story or point of view of a witness unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:08
quote What you have done wrong unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:01
quote The accusation that a person has committed a crime unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:37
quote The crime that you are charged with unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:51
quote Sentenced after being tried unquote
15 Nov 2016 10:24
quote The sentence given by the judge unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:04
quote When you can't speak to anyone about a legal matter as your a witness or being prosecuted unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:04
quote When you can't speak to anyone about a legal matter as your a witness or being prosecuted unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:04
quote When you can't speak to anyone about a legal matter as your a witness or being prosecuted unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:04
quote When you can't speak to anyone about a legal matter as your a witness or being prosecuted unquote
15 Nov 2016 23:06
quote Being indicted for something, having a case brought againist you unquote


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