tr.v. in·dict·ed, in·dict·ing, in·dicts
1. Law To charge (a party) by indictment.
2. To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely: "[He] managed to indict the country's smug, liberal establishment whose lip service throttled the struggle for civil rights" (Bob Spitz).
[Alteration of Middle English enditen, to accuse, write a document; see INDITE.]
in′dict·ee (ĭn′dī-tē) n.
in·dicter, in·dictor n.
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