indict

[ in-dahyt ]
/ ɪnˈdaɪt /

verb (used with object)

(of a grand jury) to bring a formal accusation against, as a means of bringing to trial: The grand jury indicted him for murder.
to charge with an offense or crime; accuse of wrongdoing; castigate; criticize: He tends to indict everyone of plotting against him.

Origin of indict

1620–30; variant spelling (< Medieval Latin) of indite

OTHER WORDS FROM indict

in·dict·ee, nounin·dict·er, in·dict·or, nounre·in·dict, verb (used with object)un·in·dict·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH indict

indict indite
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British Dictionary definitions for indict

indict
/ (ɪnˈdaɪt) /

verb

(tr) to charge (a person) with crime, esp formally in writing; accuse

Derived forms of indict

indictee, nounindicter or indictor, noun

Word Origin for indict

C14: alteration of enditen to indite

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