indict

[ in-dahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF indict

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDICT

Not a bit of it Let her contract a new marriage, and the law will indict her for bigamy.

Now, we cannot indict a man for cherishing hopes, or for encouraging them in others.

Why did you not add 'He whom I indict is my teacher, my step-father, my mediator'?

How do you suppose Jethro Bass knew you were going to indict the town?

I will call no names, because that would be to indict the public taste.

It was for that reason that the council did not indict him last night.

If persisted in, my client will indict the witness for perjury.

He calls upon the jury to present and indict these offenders.

The grand jury refused to indict him and he left the court in triumph.

Yours is just one of those cases where Temper says, 'indict!'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French enditer "accuse, indict" (late 13c.), Old French enditer "to dictate or inform," from Late Latin *indictare "to declare, proclaim in writing," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + dictare "to say, compose in words" (see dictate). Retained its French pronunciation even after the spelling was re-Latinized c.1600. In classical Latin, indictus meant "not said, unsaid." Related: Indictable; indicted; indicting.

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