- an accusation of wrongdoing 2. [n] - a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
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The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted. 2. (Law)
The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury. » To the validity of an indictment a find
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bill of indictment noun
a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
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• (n.) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by the grand jury. • (n.) An accusation in general; a formal accusation. • (n.) The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
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in the United States (and, until recently, in England), a formal written accusation of crime affirmed by a grand jury and presented by it to the ... [3 related articles]
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indictment 1. A formal accusation of a serious crime, presented to a grand jury. 2. The action of indicting or accusing, a formal accusation; specifically, in English Law, the legal process in which a formal accusation is preferred to and presented by a Grand Jury. Hence the phrases to bring in or lay an indictment, and (of the Grand Jury) to find
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indictment (indīt'munt) , in criminal law, formal written accusation naming specific persons and crimes. Persons suspected of crime may be rendered liable to trial by indictment, by presentment, or by information. An indictment is issued by a grand jury when the jury's investigation is ini...
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A formal accusation of a felony, issued by a grand jury after considering evidence presented by a prosecutor. The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
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It refers to the formal written charge with the Oath on the accused who have commited a crime which has enough evidences and witness to do so. By charging the accused(indictment), it does not proof the guilt of the accused, but leads to fair trial by the jury or judge in the court.
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Formal accusation charging someone with a crime. Takes the form of a written document containing brief details of the accusation.
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An indictment (t), in the common law system, is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. In jurisdictions that maintain the concept of felonies, the most serious criminal offence is a felony; jurisdictions that lack the concept of felonies often use that of an indictable offence—an offence that requires an indictment. Historicall
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formal accusation charging someone of a crime, taking the form of a written document containing brief, formulaic details of the accusation
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A formal charge presented in court usually before a jury.
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Formal written accusation by a grand jury charging a person with a crime. Compare presentment.
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The written accusation by a grand jury that charges a person named in the indictment with the violation of a law. Indictments are used for felony charges, not misdemeanors.
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A court document that sets out the charges the accused faces.
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A grand jury's conclusion that a serious crime has occurred, and that it is reasonably probable that the defendant committed it. Prosecuting attorneys may generally choose how to charge a crime: by indictment or by using a criminal complaint. To proceed by way of indictment, the prosecutor will show the grand jury enough evidence to persuade them t
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