accuse formally of a crime
To accuse of wrongdoing; charge.
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To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury.
Origin: From enditer, from enditer, from indicto, from in- + dictare.
to write; to compose; to dictate; to indite
to appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce
to charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to find an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to impeach
Origin: [OE. enditen. See Indite.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-dīt′, v.t. to charge with a crime formally or in writing, esp. by a grand-jury.—adj. Indict′able.—ns. Indictee′, one who is indicted; Indict′ment, formal accusation: the written accusation against one who is to be tried by jury: (Scots law) the form under which a criminal is put to trial at the instance of the Lord Advocate.—Find an indictment, said of the grand-jury when they are satisfied of the truth of the accusation, and endorse the bill, A true bill. [L. indictāre, freq. of indicĕre, indictum, to declare—in, in, dicĕre, to say.]
The numerical value of indict in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of indict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of indict in a Sentence
I think they probably won't indict her.
We are all united in our demand to indict the six police officers and convict.
Previously, cops knew they could get away with anything, because the LAPD refused to indict any of its own.
What he gave us is a blueprint for a future prosecutor to go to a grand jury and indict, i think he did an excellent job.
Me and my family wants to move on, that's all me and my family are asking for. Indict the cops and fire anyone who covered-up my son's murder.
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