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verb[WITH OBJECT]North American
Formally accuse of or charge with a crime.‘his former manager was indicted for fraud’
charge with, accuse of, arraign for, take to court for, put on trial for, bring to trial for, prosecute forView synonyms
- ‘Here was a man accused of homosexual activities on the occasions for which he was indicted.’
- ‘This one a Texas grand jury indicting him on a charge of money laundering, also in connection with this case.’
- ‘Well, if they're just indicting him for burglary, I doubt they have any direct connection yet.’
- ‘It's one of those things we're going to have to wait and see what the grand jury indicted him on.’
- ‘If there's information you could indict, they will indict him when he leaves office if he lied under oath.’
- ‘All I can say from what I've seen, I would have to support the position that the government took on indicting him several years ago.’
- ‘The government can seize a defendant's assets immediately after indicting him, making it virtually impossible to finance an effective defense.’
- ‘If you so testify in front of a jury, I will indict you for first degree murder.’
- ‘He indicts her, raids her offices and it comes to nothing?’
- ‘Prosecutors did not indict him on the first charge, while a court fined him 300,000 yen on the second charge.’
- ‘That means not only making sure there is strong evidence against the defendant before indicting him, but also making sure that he receives a fair trial.’
- ‘And a grand jury or the state attorney makes the decision as to whether or not to formally indict you with the charges.’
- ‘What legal grounds are there for indicting him for treason?’
- ‘Moving on very swiftly, in relation to two charges, you were indicted to stand trial at the Central Criminal Court?’
- ‘Turns out the Justice Department didn't think they had enough evidence to indict him.’
- ‘Undaunted, local prosecutors decided to indict him for possession of drug paraphernalia.’
- ‘Despite considerable evidence, a grand jury refused to indict him.’
- ‘Howard, it suggests that if they do believe that he is a suspect or may be guilty, they maybe do not have enough evidence to get a grand jury to indict him.’
- ‘However, prosecutors did not indict him at that time on the grounds that the girl could not remember what he did.’
Middle English endite, indite, from Anglo-Norman French enditer, based on Latin indicere ‘proclaim, appoint’, from in- ‘towards’ + dicere ‘pronounce, utter’.
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