Indict In*dict" ([i^]n*d[imac]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indicted} ([i^]n*d[imac]t"[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Indicting}.] [OE. enditen. See {Indite}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I am told shall have no Lent indicted this year. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to bring an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to {impeach}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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