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in•dite  (in dīt),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -dit•ed, -dit•ing. 
  1. Literatureto compose or write, as a poem.
  2. Literatureto treat in a literary composition.
  3. [Obs.]to dictate.
  4. [Obs.]to prescribe.
in•ditement, n. 
in•diter, n. 
  • Vulgar Latin *indictāre, derivative of Latin indīctus past participle of indīcere to announce, proclaim. See in-2, dictum
  • Old French enditer
  • Middle English enditen 1325–75


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indite /ɪnˈdaɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. archaic to write
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French enditer, from Latin indīcere to declare, from in-² + dīcere to say

inˈditement n inˈditer n USAGE
Indite and inditement are sometimes wrongly used where indict and indictment are meant: he was indicted (not indited) for fraud




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