Indict definition

ĭn-dīt
To charge with the commission of a crime; esp., to make a formal accusation against on the basis of positive legal evidence.
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Indict is defined as to accuse or formally charge someone with a wrongdoing.

An example of indict is someone being charged with a crime.

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To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely.
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A book that indicts modern values.

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(law) To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury.
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(law) To charge (a party) by indictment.
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Origin of indict

  • Alteration of Middle English enditen to accuse, write a document indite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman enditer, from Old French enditer, from Medieval Latin indicto, from Latin in- + dictare.

    From Wiktionary