In·dict v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indicted p. pr. & vb. n. Indicting.]
1. To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite. [Obs.]
2. To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce. [Obs.]
I am told shall have no Lent indicted this year. --Evelyn.
3. Law To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to bring an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to impeach.
v : accuse formally of a crime