WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Lawliable to being indicted, as a person.
- Lawmaking a person liable to indictment, as an offense.
- indict + -able 1700–10
- Lawto charge with a crime:indicted him for rape.
- Lawto accuse of wrongdoing, etc.:indicted the administration as being unsympathetic to the needs of the cities.
- Law(of a grand jury) to bring a formal accusation against, as a means of bringing to trial:The grand jury indicted him for murder.
- Lawto charge with an offense or crime;
accuse of wrongdoing;
criticize:He tends to indict everyone of plotting against him.
in•dict′er, in•dict′or, n.
- Medieval Latin) of indite
- variant spelling, spelled ( 1620–30