indict

indict

/ɪnˈdʌɪt/
verb
[with object]
North American
Formally accuse of or charge with a crime.

Origin
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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The state’s prosecutor stood before the judge to indict John for speeding.

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