Indict – meaning of the word and examples

If a law court or a grand jury indicts someone, it accuses them officially of a crime. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To charge with a fault or offence: Criticise, accuse. (Merriam – Webster)

To charge with a crime by the finding or presentment of a jury (such as a grand jury) in due form of law. (Merriam – Webster)

Formally accuse of or charge with a crime. (Oxford Dictionaries)

(of a grand jury) to bring a formal accusation against, as a means of bringing to trial. (

To charge with an offence or crime; accuse of wrongdoing; castigate; criticise: (

If someone is indicted for a crime, they are officially charged with it. (Collins Dictionary)


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