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indict for (something)

To accuse someone, often formally, of having committed a particular crime or misdeed. A noun or pronoun can be used between "indict" and "for." The grand jury to indicted the suspect for murder. If anyone finds out about this scheme, you'll be indicted for fraud!
See also: for, indict
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indict someone for something

[for a legal body] to arraign someone for a crime or name someone formally as the one accused of a crime. The grand jury indicted her for murder. Then they indicted Max for grand larceny.
See also: for, indict
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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