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verb [transitive] legal mainly American indict pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈdaɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyindict
he/she/itindicts
present participleindicting
past tenseindicted
past participleindicted
  1. to accuse someone officially of a serious crime
    indict someone/something on: The Governor has been indicted on 23 criminal counts including fraud.
    indict someone for (doing) something: He was indicted for crimes against humanity.
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