An example of indict is someone being charged with a crime.
Origin of indictaltered (infl. by L) from Middle English enditen, to write down, accuse from Anglo-Latin indictare from Late Latin an unverified form indictare from Classical Latin in, against + dictare: see dictate
transitive verbin·dict·ed, in·dict·ing, in·dicts
- Law To charge (a party) by indictment.
- To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely: “[He] managed to indict the country's smug, liberal establishment whose lip service throttled the struggle for civil rights” ( Bob Spitz )
Origin of indictAlteration of Middle English enditen to accuse, write a document ; see indite .
- in·dict′er in·dict′or
(third-person singular simple present indicts, present participle indicting, simple past and past participle indicted)