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 offence is a felony; jurisdictions that do not use the felonies concept often use that of an indictable offence, an offence that requires an indictment.

  1. ^ "indictment". Unabridged (Online). n.d. Retrieved 10 August 2019. Press SHOW IPA button.