indictment noun

1 sign that sth is bad/wrong

ADJ. powerful | damning, scathing, terrible Her speech was a scathing indictment of the government's record on crime. | sad

2 accusing sb of a crime

ADJ. criminal | fresh

VERB + INDICTMENT issue, bring A New York jury brought criminal indictments against the founder of the organization. | be charged on, be convicted on, be tried on | plead (not) guilty to

INDICTMENT + VERB charge (sb/sth with sth) an indictment charging theft

PREP. in a/the ~ Two men were named in the indictment. | on ~ a trial on indictment | ~ against They issued an indictment against them. | ~ for She was convicted on an indictment for conspiracy.