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)