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Definition of Indict

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

How to use indict in a sentence. Indict pronunciation.

We are being called inhuman; they are going to investigate us; perhaps indict me.
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The grand jury will indict them.
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It may readily be imagined that in such a case it might happen that no one cared to prosecute; hence the law adds that all the citizens may indict offences of this kind, and that half of the fine shall belong to the plaintiff.
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Lord Camelford received his visitants with great civility, and thanked them warmly for the call; adding, that their evidence would be material, it being his intention to indict the lieutenant for an assault.
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To believe otherwise is to indict God for the purpose of covering our own blunders.
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They can't indict him on the evidence.
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I saw Parker while I was down at the shop; he'd jest got back from town; and he told me that the grand jury that's now in session would indict them fellers to-day, and as court is already set they may be brought to trial for murderous assault and arson right away, and I want to tell you that they'll do well if they save their necks.
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Bishop Marbodius calls woman a "pleasant evil, at once a honeycomb and a poison" and indicts the sex,[232] something on the order of Juvenal or Jonathan Swift, by citing the cases of Eve, the daughters of Lot, Delilah, Herodias, Clytemnestra, and Progne.
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Should they fail to indict you, then you will at once be released.
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Johnson argued that the time had passed in California for mobs and vigilance committees, and said if Coleman and associates would use their influence to support the law, he (the Governor) would undertake that, as soon as King died, the grand-jury should indict, that Judge Norton would try the murderer, and the whole proceeding should be as speedy as decency would allow.
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The statements of Louis J. Smith and van Koolbergen, combined with a mass of other evidence consisting in part of letters and telegrams, caused the grand jury to indict Consul-General Bopp, his staff and his hired agents, for conspiracy to undertake a military enterprise against Canada.
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Deputy's the nighest name to indict me by: but yer wouldn't catch me pleading to that, neither.' 'Deputy be it always, then.
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No man says it: this letter indicts you, the one you brought yourself.
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The credit of a witness may be impeached by showing that he has made statements out of court contradictory to what he swears at the trial, or by showing that his reputation for veracity is bad, etc.

Syn. - To accuse; arraign; censure; criminate; indict; impair; disparage; discredit.

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I who write have listened to judges instructing grand juries in such terms as these: that although the law of Congress designated as an offense the acknowledging of more living wives than one by any man, and prescribed a penalty therefor, as Congress had not specified the length of time during which this unlawful acknowledging must continue to constitute the offense, grand juries might indict separately for every day of the period during which the forbidden relationship existed.
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He had been tried by a militia court-martial for murder and acquitted-thus making it impossible for any civilian grand-jury ever to indict him and have him hanged.
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My shadows report that Martin Ogleby has been arrested and his confession will be enough, with the Black Book and Betty Blackwell, to indict Dorgan.
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We would indict our very dreams.
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I will call no names, because that would be to indict the public taste.
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Indict this fellow and send him up quick.
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Examples of Indict

Example #1
Oh, it's an awful mess; and now some one is trying to make Taylor believe it is my fault.
Example #2
You know, of course, how the newspapers are roasting us.
Example #3
But we won't stop there.
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If you go on in a mad attempt to catch this Cardi-whose existence, even, is doubtful-the consequences may be in every way bad.
Example #5
See Act of March 6, 1810, vol.
Example #6
The same clause is frequently to be met with in the law of Massachusetts.