How to use Indictment in a sentence
They moved to quash the indictment on which he was brought to trial.
The serial killer was found guilty and given an indictment for his crimes.
The more unanswerable this tremendous indictment appears upon the evidence the greater the probability that the evidence is incomplete.
The jury has handed down an indictment for the criminal.
Early in October the Convention brought forward its indictment of the twenty-two Girondists.Advertisement
A highway nuisance may be abated by any person, and may be made the subject of indictment at common law.
The indictment dropped, but a vote of want of confidence was passed, and in 1881 Smith was removed from his chair.
But it contained also a bold indictment of the whole system of foreign policy then in vogue, founded on ideas as to the balance of power and the necessity of large armaments for the protection of commerce.
Some people see the increase in temperature as an indictment of global warming.
The rising home break-in rate is an indictment of the poor circumstances in the neighborhood.Advertisement
It is to be observed that neither at common law nor under the act of 1679 was the writ the appropriate remedy in the case of a person convicted either on indictment or summarily.
Despite this flaw, however, Amistad still provides a powerful indictment of slavery, and brilliantly conveys the horrors of the slave trade.
This transports a verdict of " not guilty " on the indictment of British imperialism creating an anarchic international security corollary.
To this he adds a scathing indictment against the licentiousness of the Simonians.
Applications to the Court to amend the indictment because of error should never be necessary.Advertisement
The checking procedure must be observed even in cases where counsel has drafted the indictment.
This is a sad indictment of the world's fourth largest economy.
Patrick O'Connor, QC for the family, said, " This report is a devastating indictment of the whole prison service.
The preparation of the draft indictment is part of the reviewing lawyer's function.
My own suspicion is that the Americans may try for a war crimes indictment against Saddam Hussein.Advertisement
Road to Nirvana, a bizarre indictment of the moral morass of Hollywood, is an absolute riot.
The indictment charged Northumberland with endeavoring to head the English papists and procure them toleration.
The grounds for changing the time limits are to provide the defense with more time to prepare after the service of the indictment.
On the 26th of June, accompanied by fourteen others, he presented to the grand jury of Westminster an indictment of the duke of York as a Popish recusant.
In Siena he wrote his Actio in pontifices romanos et eorum asseclas, a vigorous indictment, in twenty "testimonia," against what he now believed to be the fundamental error of the Roman Church in subordinating Scripture to tradition, as well as against various particular doctrines, such as that of ' P. Orsi in Notizie degli Scavi (1899), 45 2 -47 1; Romische Quartalschrift (1898), 624-631.Advertisement
On the r4th of June Stolypin's proposal for the arrest of 16 members and the indictment of 55 was shelved by being referred to a committee.
Breach of the obligation is treated as a criminal offence, and is prosecuted by indictment.
Several days later Floyd was indicted for malversation in office, but the indictment was overruled on technical grounds.
This indictment against liberal thought from the standpoint of the theological school was afterwards answered in Spain by Averroes; but in Bagdad it heralded the extinction of the light of philosophy.
When troubles broke out in Turkestan and were supported by military force, Kerensky went to the affected districts and published a scathing indictment of the policy of the Government in Central Asia.
The word's out the grand jury is inches away from returning an indictment against Big Daddy Delasandro!
In Scotland, the maximum fine on summary conviction is £40,000, or an unlimited fine on conviction on indictment.
The indictment, in eight articles, dealt with his conduct in the Fries and Callender trials, with his treatment of a Delaware grand jury, and (in article viii.) with his making "highly indecent, extra-judicial" reflections upon the national administration, probably the greatest offence in Republican eyes.
Seton-Watson (" Scotus Viator "), Racial Problems in Hungary (London, 1908), a strong indictment of the racial policy of the Magyars, supported by exact references and many ' The methods pursued to this end are exposed in pitiless detail by Mr Seton-Watson in his chapter on the Education Laws of Hungary, in Racial Problems, 205.
A pardon may be pleaded on arraignment in bar of an indictment (though not of an impeachment), or after verdict in arrest of judgment.
Having made careful investigations, Gladstone, on the 7th of April 1851, addressed an open letter to Lord Aberdeen, bringing an elaborate, detailed and horrible indictment against the rulers of Naples, especially as regards the arrangements of their prisons and the treatment of persons confined in them for political offences.
These facts, again, in Letter II., are worthless to a forger, because they concern matters never alluded to in any of the records; never employed in any indictment (though Lennox's are copious in private talk between Darnley and Mary, "reports of her servants"), and totally useless for the purposes of the accusers.
Incidents in it were his vehement opposition to the Mexican War as a scheme for more slavery territory, the assault made upon him in Washington by Congressman Albert Rust of Arkansas in 1856, an indictment in Virginia in the same year for circulating incendiary documents, perpetual denunciation of him in Southern newspapers and speeches, and the hostility of the Abolitionists, who regarded his course as too conservative.
Jeffreys, however, was made lord chiefjustice in September; a jury was packed; and, after consultations between the judge and the crown lawyers, Sidney was brought to listen to the indictment on the 7th of November.
Douwes Dekker, which contained a scathing indictment of the colonial system.
Theological historians from that time forward have perpetuated the indictment that Erasmus sided with neither party in the struggle for religious truth.
In politics an extreme States'-Rights Democrat, he opposed the coercion of the South, and after the Civil War became senior counsel for Jefferson Davis on his indictment for treason, and was one of his bondsmen; these facts and O'Conor's connexion with the Roman Catholic Church affected unfavourably his political fortunes.
Under the Stuarts the criminal jurisdiction of parliament was again resorted to, and when the proceedings against a peer were founded on indictment the appointment of a steward followed as a matter of settled practice.
If any money-lender, or any manager, agent or clerk of a moneylender, or any person being a director, manager or other officer of a corporation carrying on the business of a money-lender, by any false, misleading or deceptive statement, representation or promise, or by any dishonest concealment of material facts, fraudulently induces, or attempts to induce, any person to borrow money or to agree to the terms on which money is to be borrowed, he is declared by the act to be guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable on indictment to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years, or to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds, or to both.
The act further provides that if any one for the purpose of earning interest, commission, reward or other profit sends or causes to be sent to a person whom he knows to be an infant any circular or other document which invites the person receiving it to borrow money or to apply to any person or at any place with a view to obtaining information or advice as to borrowing money, he shall be liable, if convicted on indictment, to imprisonment with or without hard labour, or to a fine, or to both imprisonment and fine.
The reply to this indictment is that the British land revenue is L16,000,000 annually, whereas Aurangzeb's over a smaller area, allowing for the difference in the value of the rupee, was X110,000,000; though the Indian Civil Service is expensive, its cost is more than covered by the fact that India, under British guarantee, obtains her loans at 31% as against 10% or more paid by native rulers; though India has a heavy military burden, she pays no contribution to the British navy, which protects her seaboard from invasion; the drain of the home charges cannot be very great, as India annually absorbs 6 millions sterling of the precious metals; in 1899-1900, a year of famine, the net imports of gold and silver were 1 3 o millions.
Failure to give information of death, or to comply with the registrar's requisitions, entails a penalty not exceeding forty shillings, and making false statements or certificates, or forging or falsifying them, is punishable either summarily within six months, or on indictment within three years of the offence.
The prosecution was conducted with all the force of the government; the defence was undertaken by some of the most brilliant Liberal advocates of Germany and developed in effect into an elaborate indictment, supported by a great weight of first-hand evidence, of the iniquities of the Russian rgime.
He delivered a scathing indictment of the Empire at the trial of Pierre Bonaparte for killing Victor Noir in 1870, and took a part in the revolution of the 4th of September, as well as in the subsequent defence of Paris.
Settembrini, entitled " A Protest of the People of the Two Sicilies," appeared anonymously and created a deep impression as a most scathing indictment of the government; and at the same time the election of Pius IX., a pope who was believed to be a Liberal, caused widespread excitement throughout Italy.
Eighty-three per cent of the annual convictions, summarily and on indictment, followed by committal to gaol, are for misconduct that is distinctly non-criminal, such as breaches of municipal by-laws and police regulations, drunkenness, gaming and offences under the vagrancy acts.
To be an eminent scholar was to be accused of immorality, heresy and atheism in a single indictment; and the defence of weaker minds lay in joining the Jesuits, as Heinsius was fain to do.
Nevertheless he continued to conspire, and in 1847 he published anonymously a "Protest of the People of the Two Sicilies," a scathing indictment of the Bourbon government.
On the case being appealed to the Privy Council, this particular indictment was dismissed on the ground that the vicar, not the bishop, was responsible for the presence of the lights, the general question of the legality of altar lights being discreetly left open.
Shaftesbury was imprisoned, and though the Middlesex jury threw out his indictment and he was liberated, he never recovered his power, and in October 1682 left England for ever.
Brailsford in Macedonia (London, 1906) brings a crushing indictment against the Patriarchist party.
Under the Highway Acts it is enforceable by summary proceedings before justices and by orders of the county council, but in either case, if the liability to repair is disputed, that question has to be decided on indictment preferred against the highway authority alleged to be in default.
A commission of the chambers drew up an indictment against Catargiu and his late colleagues, accusing them of violating the constitution and the public liberties, squandering the state revenues, and other abuse of power.
At length Fox, in seconding a motion for confining the debate to its proper subject, burst into the fatal question beyond the subject, taxing Burke with inconsistency, and taunting him with having forgotten that ever-admirable saying of his own about the insurgent colonists, that he did not know how to draw an indictment against a whole nation.
A committee of twenty-one was chosen to frame the indictment against Louis, and on the iith of December he was brought to the bar for the first time to hear the charges read.
The facts are not in dispute and provide a shocking indictment of the brutality of the profit system.
The latter Act also for the first time made the offense of failure to comply triable on indictment.
Printed in 1576, after the vestments controversy and the admonition to parliament, this became a caustic indictment of Elizabeth.
There was much speculation about the meaning of that word, but Zellweger claimed it was simply the legal term and wasn't intended as an indictment of Chesney's character.
While it was in part at least an indictment that Dean had allowed himself to be followed, it was still the best news he'd heard in weeks.
Of the proceedings against peers founded upon indictment very few trials antecedent to the revolution took place in parliament.
They complied by the production of an indictment under five heads, supported by the necessary evidence of documents.
In Scotland, the maximum fine on summary conviction is £ 40,000, or an unlimited fine on conviction on indictment.
These figures are a damning indictment of the fairness of our society today.
Lord Bonomy recommended no change to the 80 day limit within which the Crown has to serve the indictment.
In a searing indictment in her fifth report, Smith documented the degree to which the original plan had been changed by the GMC.
Their text is a scathing indictment of alternative agendas for reconciliation.
The Seven Deadly Sins was a savage indictment of the society around him.
It was a shocking indictment of the whole cynical trade.
Explanations rarely stray beyond an indictment of British generals.
Let's just hope the indictment clicks and they nail the fat bastard Delasandro to the courthouse wall.
His petition to the king for a trial by his peers on this indictment was refused, and an attempt to prosecute the publishers of the false evidence in the king's bench was unsuccessful.
Parker assisted actively in the escape of fugitive slaves, and for trying to prevent the rendition of perhaps the most famous of them, Anthony Burns, was indicted, but the indictment was quashed.
This duty was formerly enforceable by indictment of the inhabitants of the parish, but it is not quite clear whether this procedure is applicable, now that the liability to repair is transferred to a council representing a wider area.
Lennox could not begin to prepare an English indictment against Mary till she was in England and in Elizabeth's power.
The fact that an unprecedented number of earth's inhabitants today live in poverty is an indictment of governments, not a reflection of some underlying natural limit.