Meaning of “indict” in the English Dictionary

"indict" in English

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indictverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈdaɪt/ us /ɪnˈdaɪt/ specialized
adjective uk /ɪnˈdaɪ.tə.bəl/ us /ɪnˈdaɪ.t̬ə.bəl/

Robbery is an indictable offence.

(Definition of “indict” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indictverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈdɑɪt/ law

to accuse someone officially of a crime:

Five people were indicted on charges of robbery.

(Definition of “indict” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indict" in Business English

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indictverb [ T, usually passive ]

uk /ɪnˈdaɪt/ us LAW

if someone is indicted in a court of law, they are officially accused of a serious crime:

be indicted on charges He was indicted on charges of fraud.
be indicted for sth The financier has been indicted for insider trading.
The two defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh.

(Definition of “indict” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)