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Definition of Indict


  1. To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.
  2. To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce.
  3. 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.

Indict Quotations

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John F. Kennedy

My position is that serious and good art has always existed to help, to serve, humanity. Not to indict. I don't see how art can be called art if its purpose is to frustrate humanity.
Chinua Achebe

The United States government can indict you on something, and now you've got to prove your innocence. And that's not the Constitution of the United States.
Leonard Peltier

That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards.
Joshua Micah Marshall

Republicans like to indict Democrats as anti-corporate zealots.
James Surowiecki
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Indict Translations

indict in German is anklagen
indict in Norwegian is reise tiltale mot
indict in Swedish is anklaga
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