- to compose or write, as a poem.
- to treat in a literary composition.
- Obsolete. to dictate.
- Obsolete. to prescribe.
Origin of indite
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Reade his Inditement, let him heare What hees to trust to: Boy, give eare!Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama
Walter W. Greg
- archaic to write
- obsolete to dictate
C14: from Old French enditer, from Latin indīcere to declare, from in- ² + dīcere to say
Indite and inditement are sometimes wrongly used where indict and indictment are meant: he was indicted (not indited) for fraud
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Word Origin and History for inditement
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