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Definition of "indict" []

  • To accuse of wrongdoing; charge: a book that indicts modern values. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To make a formal accusation or indictment against (a party) by the findings of a jury, especially a grand jury. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indict" in a sentence
  • "To be sure, waiting on a decision to indict is an exquisite form of torture."
  • "At least the word indict itself was not used by the panel which says it has no power to do so."
  • "In a scenario where a consentual relationship is not implausible e.g. two people who frequent the same bar and knew each other in passing, or rape allegations based on "reconstructed memories" and there is no physical evidence or contemporaneous police report, the concern about a statute of limitation is very real, and I do not hold any comfort in the notion that a grand jury might fail to indict, which is more a theoretical than real possibility, if the prosecutor is at all persausive, and the evidence needed to defense oneself from otherwise unrebutted witness testimony might very well not be available."