indictee

indict

[in-dahyt]
verb (used with object)
1.
(of a grand jury) to bring a formal accusation against, as a means of bringing to trial: The grand jury indicted him for murder.
2.
to charge with an offense or crime; accuse of wrongdoing; castigate; criticize: He tends to indict everyone of plotting against him.

Origin:
1620–30; variant spelling (< Medieval Latin) of indite

indictee, noun
indicter, indictor, noun
reindict, verb (used with object)
unindicted, adjective

indict, indite.
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indict (ɪnˈdaɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to charge (a person) with crime, esp formally in writing; accuse
 
[C14: alteration of enditen to indite]
 
 
indict'ee
 
n
 
in'dicter
 
n
 
in'dictor
 
n

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indict
c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. enditer "accuse, indict" (1278), from O.Fr. enditer "to dictate or inform," from M.L. indictare "to declare, proclaim in writing," from L. in- "in" + dictare "to say, compose in words" (see dictate). Retained its Fr. pronunciation even after the spelling
was re-Latinized c.1600.
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