verb (used with object)
- indicial equation,
Origin of indict
Examples from the Web for indict
We see a system that will indict a 20-year-old for selling crack but not a police officer for choking the life out of a citizen.
Both were killed by police officers, but grand juries failed to indict in either case.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I looked in the news and watched the news last night after the grand jury decided not to indict him.Even Grade School Kids Are Protesting the Garner Killing Now|Caitlin Dickson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even though a grand jury chose not to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner, the video is damning of police.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, a grand jury announced that it would not indict the officer, Daniel Pantaleo.First Mike Brown, Then Eric Garner: Prosecutors Can’t Be Trusted to Try Cops|Sally Kohn|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the name of all the best interests of the church, I indict one-half the sextons.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
When no one knew what might happen to himself, why should he indict his neighbour for treason?The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
And let any one who will, indict him on the charge of loving base gains, and proceed against him before the guardians of the law.Laws|Plato
The Grand Jury refused to indict them, but the number of recalcitrants has gradually diminished.The Boss and the Machine|Samuel P. Orth
Word Origin for indict
c.1300, from Anglo-French enditer "accuse, indict" (late 13c.), Old French enditer "to dictate or inform," from Late Latin *indictare "to declare, proclaim in writing," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + dictare "to say, compose in words" (see dictate). Retained its French pronunciation even after the spelling was re-Latinized c.1600. In classical Latin, indictus meant "not said, unsaid." Related: Indictable; indicted; indicting.