Definition of indict in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌɪt/


[with object] chiefly North American
Formally accuse of or charge with a crime: his former manager was indicted for fraud
More example sentences
  • And a grand jury or the state attorney makes the decision as to whether or not to formally indict you with the charges.
  • This one a Texas grand jury indicting him on a charge of money laundering, also in connection with this case.
  • That means not only making sure there is strong evidence against the defendant before indicting him, but also making sure that he receives a fair trial.
charge with, accuse of, arraign for, take to court for, put on trial for, bring to trial for, prosecute for;
summons, cite, make accusations about, lay charges against, file charges against, prefer charges against;
North American  impeach for



Pronunciation: /ɪndʌɪˈtiː/
Example sentences
  • There are unconfirmed reports that several more Hague indictees were detained on Thursday.
  • It seems unlikely that Indonesia will arrest those indictees and send them to Dili for trial.
  • To date, there are 65 indictees, of whom 38 are currently in the tribunal and 34 in detention, with four provisionally released.


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌɪtə/
Example sentences
  • The relevant units shall protect the legitimate rights and interests of the reporters, indicters and informers according to law.
  • Perhaps the indicters could argue that they were making an example?


Middle English endite, indite, from Anglo-Norman French enditer, based on Latin indicere 'proclaim, appoint', from in- 'towards' + dicere 'pronounce, utter'.

Words that rhyme with indict

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