1. To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt. My heart is inditing a good matter. (Ps. Xlv. 1) Could a common grief have indited such expressions? (South) Hear how learned Greece her useful rules indites. (Pope)
3. To indict; to accuse; to censure.
Origin: oe. Enditen to indite, indict, OF. Enditer to indicate, show, dictate, write, inform, and endicter to accuse; both fr. LL. Indictare to show, to accuse, fr. L. Indicere to proclaim, announce; pref. In- in _ dicere to say. The word was influenced also by L. Indicare to indicate, and by dictare to dictate. See diction, and cf. Indict, indicate, Dictate.