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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishindictin‧dict /ɪnˈdaɪt/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] especially American English law  SCLto officially charge someone with a criminal offenceindict somebody for something He was indicted for vehicular homicide in 1987.see thesaurus at accuse→ See Verb table
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indictThe grand jury also named President Nixon as a co-conspirator, though he was not indicted.More sitting senators have been indicted and convicted of felonies than have been elected president.He was indicted April Fools' Day.The grand jury indicted Aronoff, R-Cincinnati, and Riffe, D-Wheelersburg, on two counts of filing a false statement.A leading cocaine trafficker has been indicted by the United States government.You could, as Karl Marx and others did, point to inequities in the distribution of wealth and indict capitalism.He was indicted for perjury before a grand jury.Appointed by President Carter in 1978, Collins became the fifth sitting judge to be indicted in the past decade.Most of the others indicted were vendors benefiting from contracts.indict somebody for somethingThree of the men were indicted for kidnapping.