indict definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To accuse of wrongdoing; charge: a novel that indicts contemporary values.
    • Law To make an official accusation or indictment against (a celebration) because of the results of a jury, specially a grand jury.
    • To write; to create; to determine; to indite.
    • To appoint openly or by expert; to proclaim or announce.
    • To charge with a crime, in because of kind of law, by the choosing or presentment of a grand jury; to carry an indictment against. This is the strange province of a grand jury to indict, since it is of a property of associates to impeach.
  • verb:
    • To accuse of wrongdoing; charge.
    • to produce a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the conclusions of a jury, specially a grand jury.
    • accuse officially of a crime
  • others:
    • To create; write: properly but still generally written indite (which view.)
    • To appoint publicly or by authority; proclaim.
    • To find chargeable with a criminal offense, and in due kinds of law to accuse of the identical, as a way of taking to test: particularly stated of action of a grand jury. See indictment.
    • Synonyms Charge, Indict, etc. See accuse.

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