re·​in·​dict (ˌ)rē-in-ˈdīt How to pronounce reindict (audio)
reindicted; reindicting

transitive verb

: to indict (someone) again
The men were indicted but later had to be reindicted after Superior Court Judge Michael Donio agreed that there were problems with some of the testimony presented to the grand jury.Lynda Cohen
reindictment noun
plural reindictments
After a series of dismissals and reindictments, he finally faced trial in August 1992. Evan Moore

Examples of reindict in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week, Oregon Solicitor General Benjamin Gutman told the judge that the Marion County District Attorney’s Office didn’t plan to retry or reindict Gable within a 90-day deadline Acosta had set, but wanted to reserve the right to reinvestigate the case and rearrest or reindict him in the future. oregonlive, 8 May 2023 The case was dismissed last year, and earlier this year a new grand jury voted not to reindict her, but by then Fisher’s face had appeared repeatedly on the local news in connection with the murder charge. Madeleine Schwartz, The New York Review of Books, 4 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reindict was in 1611

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“Reindict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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