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a charging of someone with a misdeed

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a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense

an accusation of wrongdoing

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District Attorney,” said Judge Temple, affecting to busy himself with his minutes, “proceed with the second indictment.
But the feelings of the old hunter were awakened by some of the expressions in the indictment, and, forgetful of his caution, he exclaimed:
In one day afterwards, the Grand jury found a True Bill against Christopher Nubbles for felony; and in two days from that finding, the aforesaid Christopher Nubbles was called upon to plead Guilty or Not Guilty to an Indictment for that he the said Christopher did feloniously abstract and steal from the dwelling-house and office of one Sampson Brass, gentleman, one Bank Note for Five Pounds issued by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; in contravention of the Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
To this indictment, Christopher Nubbles, in a low and trembling voice, pleaded Not Guilty; and here, let those who are in the habit of forming hasty judgments from appearances, and who would have had Christopher, if innocent, speak out very strong and loud, observe, that confinement and anxiety will subdue the stoutest hearts; and that to one who has been close shut up, though it be only for ten or eleven days, seeing but stone walls and a very few stony faces, the sudden entrance into a great hall filled with life, is a rather disconcerting and startling circumstance.
Observe, too, that the stately Moor who is in that corridor is King Marsilio of Sansuena, who, having seen the Moor's insolence, at once orders him (though his kinsman and a great favourite of his) to be seized and given two hundred lashes, while carried through the streets of the city according to custom, with criers going before him and officers of justice behind; and here you see them come out to execute the sentence, although the offence has been scarcely committed; for among the Moors there are no indictments nor remands as with us.
So, then, they drew up the indictments before the king was taken?
Two other indictments being brought against them, and the facts being proved upon them, they were both condemned to die.
Doy-an told Today's Zaman the ystanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office attempted to interfere with an indictment prepared by KE[micro]kcE-, adding the prosecutor, who was frustrated by the pressure applied on him, filed a complaint with the HSYK against officials from the ystanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.
He received 100,000 shares, but that was in the form of compensation, according to the indictment.
A federal grand jury in New York on Friday returned a fresh indictment against her on two counts -- visa fraud and making false statements in connection with the visa application of her former domestic help, Sangeeta Richard.
Summary: Special Tribunal for Lebanon Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare will submit a new draft indictment in three cases to the pretrial judge before leaving office next week.
Saudi columnist Daoud al-Shiryan called for a postponement of the expected indictment into the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, saying this was an urgent Lebanese and regional need.
International human rights advocates are hailing the International Criminal Court's indictment of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi on charges of crimes against humanity.
replacing the indictment of 11 March to include "substantive new elements