Simple Definition of indict
law : to formally decide that someone should be put on trial for a crime
Examples of indict
A grand jury is expected to indict him for murder.
<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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