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indict

[ in-dahyt ]
/ ɪnˈdaɪt /
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verb (used with object)
Law. (of a grand jury) to bring a formal accusation against (someone) as a means of bringing a case to trial after ascertaining that there is enough evidence: The grand jury indicted him for murder.
to charge with an offense or crime; accuse of wrongdoing; incriminate; condemn: He tends to indict everyone of plotting against him.
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Origin of indict

First recorded in 1620–30; variant spelling (from Medieval Latin ) of indite

OTHER WORDS FROM indict

in·dict·ee [in-dahy-tee], /ɪnˌdaɪˈti/, nounin·dict·er, in·dic·tor, nounre·in·dict, verb (used with object)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH indict

indict , indite
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How to use indict in a sentence

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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