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English definition of “indict”

indict

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈdaɪt/ specialized us  
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
adjective uk   /ɪnˈdaɪ.tə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬ə-/
Robbery is an indictable offence.Legal and illegal
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