• WordNet 3.6
    • v indict accuse formally of a crime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indict To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce. "I am told shall have no Lent indicted this year."
    • Indict (Law) To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to bring an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to impeach.
    • Indict To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indict To compose; write: properly and still usually written indite (which see.)
    • indict To appoint publicly or by authority; proclaim.
    • indict To find chargeable with a criminal offense, and in due forms of law to accuse of the same, as a means of bringing to trial: specifically said of the action of a grand jury. See indictment.
    • indict Synonyms Charge, Indict, etc. See accuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Indict in-dīt′ to charge with a crime formally or in writing, esp. by a grand-jury
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  • William Feather
    “One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. enditen,. See Indite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. indictāre, freq. of indicĕre, indictum, to declare—in, in, dicĕre, to say.


In literature:

The indictment charged him with assault with intent to maim.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Clifford Heath's trial follows close upon his indictment.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
As it stands, it is the heaviest indictment of the popular taste that can be made.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
Anne Vaux, to avoid whose indictment he afterwards said his confession had been made.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
Indictments were returned, Carl Ruroede sentenced to the penitentiary, and a number of German officers fined.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
The men who were responsible for sending these state's witnesses away were indicted and were found guilty and the woman re-indicted.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
Is this the way to indict a man on so serious a charge?
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
In London alone five hundred Protestants were indicted under the new act.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Can there be any more damning indictment of such a system?
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
What an indictment of the human race!
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys

In poetry:

My breast I am smiting,
My own sins indicting.
How then canst Thou draw me
To strife and thus awe me,
And bring Me to judgment?
"Judgment" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
But Captain Jack rose
And he sez, "It's too thin!
Such statements as those
It's too late to begin.
There's a MODOC INDICTMENT agin you, O Paleface, and you're goin' in!
"Truthful James To The Editor" by Francis Bret Harte
The Jury had each formed a different view
(Long before the indictment was read),
And they all spoke at once, so that none of them knew
One word that the others had said.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
How runs the old indictment? Dear and slow,
So much and twice so much. We gird, but go.
For all the soul of our sad East is there,
Beneath the house-flag of the P. and O.
"The Exiles' Line" by Rudyard Kipling
The indictment had never been clearly expressed,
And it seemed that the Snark had begun,
And had spoken three hours, before any one guessed
What the pig was supposed to have done.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

2 indicted in separate Grundy County slayings.
Grundy County man indicted in attack on deputies.
(AP) — Three men have been indicted for allegedly trying to steal $3 million from Austrian gunmaker Glock.
Murder indictments handed down against Eddie's Zip Food suspects.
A federal grand jury has indicted the former Oxford High student accused of making threats against the school while playing an online game on charges of using the Internet to make bomb threats.
Indictment handed down for Oxford gamer.
A three-count federal indictment was handed-down against a Huntington man who used to work for Youth for Christ.
Indictments are handed down by Stark grand jury.
Indictments handed down by Grand Jury.
A 33-year-old man has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree rape.
Indictment for vehicle theft handed down to 19 year old already charged in connection with a shooting at A&M-Commerce.
Six out of eight indictments returned by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday will be referred to circuit court.
A Dallas County grand jury indicts three people for murder in three separate cases.
Carl Brown of Selma was indicted for the murder of Julius Burnett of Clanton.
Three people in Juneau were indicted by a grand jury Friday.

In science:

The indictated values of 0.4-0.6 mm/y correspond to the range 61-92 km/s-Mpc for H , of which a small part could still account for the tidal action, so that the anomaly cannot be easily ruled out even in this case.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
Sako et al. also indictated the existence of fluorescence lines from ion spec ies of lower Z than Fe.
The Ionized Stellar Wind in Vela X-1 During Eclipse
But isn’t the fact that the theory is non-renormalizable an indictment of this program? How could one quantize such a theory? To understand this we need to separate an intrinsic question (is the theory quantizable or not) from a procedural question (can we quantize it using perturbation theory).
Canonical quantization of general relativity: the last 18 years in a nutshell
Interestingly, we find that this is not the case, and note that such effects are also not indicted by the internal consistency checks of our working assumptions.
New Aspects of B -> pi pi, pi K and their Implications for Rare Decays
That physics has suppressed this effect for over 100 years is a ma jor indictment of physics.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves