Noun indictment has 2 senses
  1. indictment, bill of indictment - a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
    --1 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    --1 has parts: charge, complaint
    --1 has particulars: murder charge, murder indictment; true bill
    Derived form: verb indict1
  2. indictment - an accusation of wrongdoing; "the book is an indictment of modern philosophy"
    --2 is a kind of
    accusation, accusal
    Derived form: verb indict1