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charge with an offense; criticize: He tends to indict everyone of plotting against him.
Not to be confused with:
indite – compose or write, as a poem: She will indite an ode to the sunset.
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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.
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(Law) (tr) criminal law to charge (a person) with crime, esp formally in writing; accuse
[C14: alteration of enditen to indite]
inˈdicter, inˈdictor n
Usage: See at indite
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1. to charge with a crime.
2. to accuse of wrongdoing.
[1620–30; variant sp. (< Medieval Latin) of indite]
in•dict′er, in•dict′or, n.
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Past participle: indicted
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verb charge, accuse, prosecute, summon, impeach, arraign, serve with a summons He was later indicted on corruption charges.
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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
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indict[ɪnˈdaɪt] vt (Law) to indict sb for → incriminare qn per
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