from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To accuse of wrongdoing; charge: a book that indicts modern values.
- transitive v. Law To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To accuse of wrongdoing; charge.
- v. To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.
- transitive v. To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce.
- transitive v. To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to bring an indictment against. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To compose; write: properly and still usually written indite (which see.)
- To appoint publicly or by authority; proclaim.
- To find chargeable with a criminal offense, and in due forms of law to accuse of the same, as a means of bringing to trial: specifically said of the action of a grand jury. See indictment.
- Synonyms Charge, Indict, etc. See accuse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. accuse formally of a crime
Alteration of Middle English enditen, to accuse, write a document; see indite.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman enditer, from Old French enditer, from Medieval Latin indicto, from Latin in- + dictare. (Wiktionary)