[ 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.
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Origin of indict
1620–30; variant spelling (< Medieval Latin) of indite
OTHER WORDS FROM indictin·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 indictindict indite
Words nearby indict
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British Dictionary definitions for reindict
/ (ɪnˈdaɪt) /
(tr) to charge (a person) with crime, esp formally in writing; accuse
Derived forms of indictindictee, nounindicter or indictor, noun
Word Origin for indict
C14: alteration of enditen to indite
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