18th-century Latinized respelling of Middle English endytement ("action of accusing"), from Anglo-Norman enditement, from enditer Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ɪnˈdaɪt.mənt/


  1. (legal) An official formal accusation for a criminal offence, or the process by which it is brought to a jury. [from 14th c.]
  2. (legal) The official legal document outlining the charges concerned; bill of indictment. [from 16th c.]
  3. (countable, uncountable) An accusation of wrongdoing; a criticism or condemnation. [from 19th c.]
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