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indictment

in·dict·ment

indictment

 
pronunciation:
ihn daIt mnt
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of indicting, or the condition of being indicted.
The congressman's indictment on corruption charges shocked his supporters.
similar words:
accusation, charge, denunciation
definition 2: a formal written accusation presented by a grand jury to a court for prosecution of a serious crime.
similar words:
accusation, complaint, denunciation
definition 3: any less formal accusation with no legal consequences.
The article is an indictment of society.
similar words:
accusation
Word Parts
The word indictment contains the following parts:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.