- 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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Examples from the Web for indite
I have just left him to feed upon them at his ease there, while I indite a letter to you.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
He expected that it would be the last he should ever indite.True Blue
Then Mrs. Berry trained her fist to indite a letter to her bride.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete
For as for me, that which I have not tasted I cannot indite.
Better to write and to feel such a sentiment than to indite volumes.Daughters of the Puritans
Seth Curtis Beach
- 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
Word Origin and History for indite
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