in·dict / inˈdīt/ • v. [tr.] (usu. be indicted) formally accuse or charge (someone) with a serious crime: his former manager was indicted for fraud. DERIVATIVES: in·dict·ee / ˌindīˈtē/ n. in·dict·er n. ORIGIN: Middle English endite, indite, from Anglo-Norman French enditer, based on Latin indicere ‘proclaim, appoint,’ from in- ‘toward’ + dicere ‘pronounce, utter.’
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