, indite
 The first means to accuse formally of a crime; the second means to set down in writing, but in fact is rare almost to the point of obsolescence.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

(formally, by finding of grand jury),

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  • Indict — In*dict ([i^]n*d[imac]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indicted} ([i^]n*d[imac]t [e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Indicting}.] [OE. enditen. See {Indite}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To appoint… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indict — in·dict /in dīt/ vt [alteration of earlier indite, from Anglo French enditer, from Old French, to write down, ultimately from Latin indicere to proclaim, from in toward + dicere to say]: to charge with a crime by the finding or presentment of a… …   Law dictionary

  • indict — in‧dict [ɪnˈdaɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] especially AmE LAW to officially charge someone with a criminal offence: indict somebody for something • 21 currency traders have been indicted for illegal trading practices. indictable adjective …   Financial and business terms

  • indict — (v.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. enditer accuse, indict (late 13c.), O.Fr. enditer to dictate or inform, from L.L. *indictare to declare, proclaim in writing, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + dictare to say, compose in words (see DICTATE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • indict — [ɛ̃dikt] n. m. ÉTYM. Attesté XVIIIe, Saint Foix, in Littré; adj. « établi par un édit », mil. XVe; lat. indictum « chose prescrite », p. p. neutre substantivé de indicere « notifier, annoncer ». → Indiction. ❖ ♦ Vx. Indiction (2.) d une foire. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indict — incriminate, impeach, charge, arraign, *accuse Analogous words: blame, denounce, condemn (see CRITICIZE) Contrasted words: *exculpate, absolve, exonerate, acquit, vindicate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indict — meaning ‘to accuse formally’, is pronounced in diyt, and the same pronunciation applies to its derivatives indictable and indictment …   Modern English usage

  • indict — [v] accuse arraign, censure, charge, criminate, face with charges, finger*, frame*, impeach, incriminate, inculpate, prosecute, summon, tax; concepts 44,317 Ant. absolve, acquit, exonerate …   New thesaurus

  • indict — ► VERB ▪ formally accuse or charge with a serious crime. DERIVATIVES indictee noun indicter noun. ORIGIN Latin indicere proclaim, appoint …   English terms dictionary

  • indict — [in dīt′] vt. [altered (infl. by L) < ME enditen, to write down, accuse < Anglo L indictare < LL * indictare < L in, against + dictare: see DICTATE] to charge with the commission of a crime; esp., to make a formal accusation against… …   English World dictionary

  • indict — v. (D; tr.) to indict for (to indict smb. for murder) * * * [ɪn daɪt] (D;tr.) to indict for (to indict smb. for murder) …   Combinatory dictionary

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