(law) To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury.
Origin of indict
Alteration of Middle English enditento accuse, write a documentindite
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Normanenditer, from Old French enditer, from Medieval Latin indicto, from Latinin- + dictare.
Indict Sentence Examples
Federal grand juries vote to indict 99% of the time.
A grand jury voted to indict the parents of the murdered toddler on charges of child abuse resulting in death.
By revisers elected annually the Riksdag controls the finances of the kingdom, and by an official (justitieombudsman) elected in the same way the administration of justice is controlled; he can indict any functionary of the state who has abused his power.
The District Attorney moved to indict the suspect in the murder case.
The grand jury was reduced to twelve members, and nine concurring may indict.