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in·dict

 (ĭn-dīt′)
tr.v. in·dict·ed, in·dict·ing, in·dicts
1. Law To charge (a party) by indictment.
2. To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely: "[He] managed to indict the country's smug, liberal establishment whose lip service throttled the struggle for civil rights" (Bob Spitz).

[Alteration of Middle English enditen, to accuse, write a document; see indite.]

in′dict·ee′ (ĭn′dī-tē′) n.
in·dict′er, in·dict′or n.

indict

(ɪnˈdaɪt)
vb
(Law) (tr) criminal law to charge (a person) with crime, esp formally in writing; accuse
[C14: alteration of enditen to indite]
ˌindictˈee n
inˈdicter, inˈdictor n
Usage: See at indite

in•dict

(ɪnˈdaɪt)

v.t.
1. to charge with a crime.
2. to accuse of wrongdoing.
[1620–30; variant sp. (< Medieval Latin) of indite]
in•dict•ee′, n.
in•dict′er, in•dict′or, n.

indict


Past participle: indicted
Gerund: indicting

Imperative
indict
indict
Present
I indict
you indict
he/she/it indicts
we indict
you indict
they indict
Preterite
I indicted
you indicted
he/she/it indicted
we indicted
you indicted
they indicted
Present Continuous
I am indicting
you are indicting
he/she/it is indicting
we are indicting
you are indicting
they are indicting
Present Perfect
I have indicted
you have indicted
he/she/it has indicted
we have indicted
you have indicted
they have indicted
Past Continuous
I was indicting
you were indicting
he/she/it was indicting
we were indicting
you were indicting
they were indicting
Past Perfect
I had indicted
you had indicted
he/she/it had indicted
we had indicted
you had indicted
they had indicted
Future
I will indict
you will indict
he/she/it will indict
we will indict
you will indict
they will indict
Future Perfect
I will have indicted
you will have indicted
he/she/it will have indicted
we will have indicted
you will have indicted
they will have indicted
Future Continuous
I will be indicting
you will be indicting
he/she/it will be indicting
we will be indicting
you will be indicting
they will be indicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been indicting
you have been indicting
he/she/it has been indicting
we have been indicting
you have been indicting
they have been indicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been indicting
you will have been indicting
he/she/it will have been indicting
we will have been indicting
you will have been indicting
they will have been indicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been indicting
you had been indicting
he/she/it had been indicting
we had been indicting
you had been indicting
they had been indicting
Conditional
I would indict
you would indict
he/she/it would indict
we would indict
you would indict
they would indict
Past Conditional
I would have indicted
you would have indicted
he/she/it would have indicted
we would have indicted
you would have indicted
they would have indicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.indict - accuse formally of a crime
accuse, charge - blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"

indict

verb charge, accuse, prosecute, summon, impeach, arraign, serve with a summons He was later indicted on corruption charges.

indict

verb
To make an accusation against:
Translations

indict

[ɪnˈdaɪt] VT
1. (esp US) (= charge) → acusar
to indict sb for murderacusar a algn de homicidio

indict

[ɪnˈdaɪt] vt (LAW)inculper
to be indicted on a criminal charge → être inculpé(e) pour un crime
to be indicted for murder → être inculpé(e) pour meurtre

indict

vt (= charge)anklagen, beschuldigen (→ on a charge of sth einer Sache gen), → unter Anklage stellen; (US Jur) → Anklage erheben gegen (→ for wegen +gen); to indict somebody as a murdererjdn unter Mordanklage stellen, jdn des Mordes anklagen

indict

[ɪnˈdaɪt] vt (Law) to indict sb forincriminare qn per
References in classic literature ?
A STATESMAN who had been indicted by an unfeeling Grand Jury was arrested by a Sheriff and thrown into jail.
And the boy indicted Wolf Larsen as he had never been indicted before.
However that may be, it is of record that on recovering from his illness John May was indicted for the murder of his missing father.
To which Dowling answered, "He thought he might be indicted on the Black Act; but said, as it was a matter of some nicety, it would be proper to go to counsel.
It may, at first sight, be matter of surprise to the thoughtless few that Mr Brass, being a professional gentleman, should not have legally indicted some party or parties, active in the promotion of the nuisance, but they will be good enough to remember, that as Doctors seldom take their own prescriptions, and Divines do not always practise what they preach, so lawyers are shy of meddling with the Law on their own account: knowing it to be an edged tool of uncertain application, very expensive in the working, and rather remarkable for its properties of close shaving, than for its always shaving the right person.
The grand jury presently indicted Luigi for murder in the first degree, and Angelo as accessory before the fact.
I took the money and the account (which was indicted in pencil), and, bowing low to the General, said to him very gravely:
I can see it in your eyes," Saxon demanded and indicted in mixed metaphors.
The criminal court was sitting, and was at that moment trying some criminals for horse-stealing: with whom it would most likely go hard: for live stock of all kinds being necessarily very much exposed in the woods, is held by the community in rather higher value than human life; and for this reason, juries generally make a point of finding all men indicted for cattle-stealing, guilty, whether or no.
Anytus is quite right in saying that they should never have indicted him if they meant to let him go.
Wilful abuses of a public authority, to the oppression of the subject, and every species of official extortion, are offenses against the government, for which the persons who commit them may be indicted and punished according to the circumstances of the case.
Several of his letters being ignored, Martin indicted an angry one which drew a reply.