An indictment (/ɪnˈdtmənt/[1] in-DYTE-mənt) is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. In jurisdictions that use the concept of felonies, the most serious criminal offense is a felony; jurisdictions that do not use that concept often use that of an indictable offense, an offense that requires an indictment.

  1. ^ "indictment". Unabridged (Online). n.d. Retrieved 2019-08-12.