In*dict" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indicted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Indicting.] [OE. enditen. See Indite.]

1.

To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.

[Obs.]

2.

To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce.

[Obs.]

I am told shall have no Lent indicted this year. Evelyn.

3. Law

To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to find 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.

 

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