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Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: enditer, from Old French, 'to write down', from Latin indicere 'to say publicly or officially', from dicere 'to say'; influenced by Medieval Latin indictare 'to indict'

indict

verb
     
in‧dict [intransitive and transitive] law especially American English
SCL to officially charge someone with a criminal offence
indict somebody for something
He was indicted for vehicular homicide in 1987.
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