Indict

Definition of Indict

In`dict´   Pronunciation: ĭn`dīt´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Indicted (ĭn*dīt"ĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Indicting.]
1.To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.
2.To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce.
I am told shall have no Lent indicted this year.
- Evelyn.
3.(Law) To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to bring 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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accuse of, allege, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, article, blame, blame for, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, charge with, cite, complain, complain against, condemn, criminate, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, decry, denounce, denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, file a claim, finger, fulminate against, hang something on, have up, impeach, imply, impugn, impute, inculpate, inform against, inform on, insinuate, inveigh against, lay charges, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, pin on, prefer charges, press charges, pull up, put on report, reflect upon, report, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, shake up, subpoena, summon, summons, take to task, task, taunt with, tax, twit
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