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English definition of “indict”

indict

verb [T]     /ɪnˈdaɪt/ specialized
If a law court or a grand jury indicts someone, it accuses them officially of a crime: UK He was indicted on drug charges at Snaresbrook Crown Court.US Five people were indicted for making and selling counterfeit currency.Taking legal actionBlaming and accusing indictable     /ɪnˈdaɪ.tə.bl̩/ US  /-t̬ə-/ adjective Robbery is an indictable offence.Legal and illegal
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