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.