Indictment in Law Enforcement
Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of indictment.
This term is a noun.
Etimology of Indictment
formerly also endictment, c. 1300, endytement “action of accusing,” from Anglo-French and Old French enditement, from enditer “accuse, indict” (see indict). Meaning “formal legal document containing a charge proved before a grand jury” is from c. 1500. Latin spelling restored 17c.
Meaning of Indictment in Spanish
Description/ translation of indictment into Spanish: (in the law of England and Wales/ en el derecho de Inglaterra y Gales) escrito de acusación (en el derecho español equivale aproximadamente al “escrito de conclusiones de la acusación o del fiscal”. (in the law of the United States/ en el derecho de los Estados Unidos) acta de acusación (documento o escrito en el que se consignan los cargos que, en opinión del Gran Jurado, justifican someter a juicio al acusado)
Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where indictment belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.
Notes and References
- Translation of Indictment published by Antonio Peñaranda
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Police Work
- Law Enforcement Agency
- indictment in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (Oxford University Press)
- indictment in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
- A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis
Indictment Meaning in the U.S. Court System
The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed a crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies. See also “information.”
Meaning of Indictment in the U.S. Legal System
Definition of Indictment published by the National Association for Court Management: A written accusation by a grand jury charging a person with a crime.
Indictment (Criminal Judicial Process)