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Meaning of INDICT

Pronunciation:  in'dIt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  accuse formally of a crime

INDICT is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: accuse, charge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indicted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Indicting}.] [OE. enditen. See {Indite}.]
1. To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite. [Obs.]

2. To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or
   announce. [Obs.]

         I am told shall have no Lent indicted this year.

3. (Law) 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.

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