What is another word for indictment?

Pronunciation: [ɪndˈa͡ɪtmənt] (IPA)

Indictment is a legal charge made against an individual or an organization for committing a crime. Some synonyms for indictment include accusation, charge, allegation, incrimination, arraignment, prosecution, and lawsuit. Each of these synonyms depicts a similar concept of being charged with a wrongdoing. An accusation, for instance, denotes pointing a finger at someone for doing something wrong, while a arraignment is a legal process where the accused party is brought before the court to face charges formally. Essentially, each of these words presents a slight variation in the meaning, which can be useful when considering the context in which they may be used.

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An indictment is an official accusation of a crime. Antonyms for indictment include the words exoneration, acquittal, absolution, and vindication. Exoneration means to clear someone of any fault or wrongdoing. Acquittal refers to a verdict of not guilty in a trial. Absolution means the act of forgiving someone or freeing them from guilt. Vindication refers to clearing one's name by proving their innocence. It is essential to note that these antonyms indicate that no criminal offense was committed. Therefore, an indictment may be necessary for appropriate legal proceedings and not necessarily a reflection of guilt.

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Usage examples for Indictment

Mr. Peary might now say that he was holding his strongest point in reserve, but such explanation would not be sufficient, for he stated that the indictment of September 28 is "the strongest that has been advanced in Arctic exploration ever since the great expedition was sent there," and no child is so simple as to believe that the indictment of September 28 is at all comparable in magnitude to the one of October 13. Upon analysis, we find that there is indeed another explanation, and only one, and that is, that when the indictment of September 28 was made, the one of October 13 had not been conceived or concocted, and it will show that Peary, Bartlett, McMillan, Borup and Henson, all who signed the statement of October 13, perpetrated a gross falsehood and imposition upon the public.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
When I went to Port Townsend to hold Court, I issued a warrant, directed to the United States Marshal, to arrest said Watts and to bring him to Port Townsend for indictment and trial.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
As an indictment of love if nothing else.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills

Famous quotes with Indictment

  • An indictment is not a conviction.
    Howard Coble
  • And that was what I was asking to happen and I was told that the indictment would be signed, but I was coming to the end of my one-year contract, I had to return to New Zealand for personal reasons.
    Tony Greig
  • You have to understand that once an indictment has been signed, all countries that are signature to the U.N. charter will hand a person straight over. You don't have to go through the normal extradition process.
    Tony Greig
  • Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right. The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.
    Walter Kaufmann
  • My lord, I have some matter of law relating to the indictment, and I desire counsel to speak to it.
    William Kidd

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