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indict

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verb in·dict \in-ˈdīt\

Simple Definition of indict

  • law : to formally decide that someone should be put on trial for a crime

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of indict

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to charge with a fault or offense :  criticize, accuse

  3. 2 :  to charge with a crime by the finding or presentment of a jury (as a grand jury) in due form of law

indicter or indictor play \-ˈdī-tər\ noun

Examples of indict in a sentence

  1. A grand jury is expected to indict him for murder.

  2. <the grand jury could indict the mayor for fraud and embezzlement>



Origin of indict

alteration of earlier indite, from Middle English inditen, from Anglo-French enditer to write, point out, indict — more at indite


First Known Use: circa 1626

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INDICT Defined for Kids

indict

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verb in·dict \in-ˈdīt\

Definition of indict for Students

indictedindicting

  1. :  to formally charge with an offense or crime

indictment \-ˈdīt-mənt\ noun



Law Dictionary

indict

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transitive verb in·dict \in-ˈdīt\

Legal Definition of indict

  1. :  to charge with a crime by the finding or presentment of a grand jury in due form of law — compare accuse, arraign, charge



Origin of indict

alteration of earlier indite, from Anglo-French enditer, from Old French, to write down, ultimately from Latin indicere to proclaim, from in- toward + dicere to say



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