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indict

Definition of indict

Pronunciation

Etymology

    From Anglo-Norman enditer, from Old French enditer, from Mediaeval Latin indictare, from Latin in- + dictare.

Verb

to indict (third-person singular simple present indicts, present participle indicting, simple past and past participle indicted)

  1. To accuse of wrongdoing; charge.

    a book that indicts modern values

  2. (law) To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury.

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