indict

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From Anglo-Norman enditer, from Old French enditer, from Medieval Latin indicto, from Latin in- + dictare.

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indict (third-person singular simple present indicts, present participle indicting, simple past and past participle indicted)

  1. To accuse of wrongdoing; charge.
    a book that indicts modern values
  2. (law) To make a formal accusation or indictment for a crime against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury.
    his former manager was indicted for fraud

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