- (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
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Contemporary Examples of indictee
ICC indictee Ali Kosheib came to her village in West Darfur with 16 truckloads of Janjaweed militia in mid-April.Darfur’s Still Burning
John Prendergast, Omer Ismail
June 13, 2013
- (tr) to charge (a person) with crime, esp formally in writing; accuse
Word Origin for indict
Word Origin and History for indictee
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.