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"indict" in British English

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indictverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdaɪt/ specialized
If a ​lawcourt or a grand jury indicts someone, it ​accuses them ​officially of a ​crime: He was indicted ondrug charges at Snaresbrook Crown ​Court.US Five ​people were indicted for making and ​sellingcounterfeitcurrency.
adjective uk   /ɪnˈdaɪ.tə.bl̩/  us   /-t̬ə-/
Robbery is an indictable offence.
(Definition of indict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indict" in American English

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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   us   /ɪnˈdaɪt/ LAW
if someone is indicted in a ​court of ​law, they are ​officiallyaccused of a serious ​crime: be indicted on charges He was indicted on ​charges of ​ indicted for sth The ​financier has been indicted for ​insidertrading. The two ​defendants were indicted by a ​federalgrandjury in Pittsburgh.
(Definition of indict from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indict”
in Chinese (Simplified) 控告,告发, 起诉…
in Turkish suçlamak, itham etmek…
in Russian предъявлять обвинение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 控告,告發, 起訴…
in Polish oskarżyć, postawić w stan oskarżenia…
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