tr.v. in·dit·ed, in·dit·ing, in·dites
1. To write; compose.
2. To set down in writing.
3. Obsolete To dictate.
[Middle English enditen, from Old French enditer, from Vulgar Latin *indictāre : Latin in-, toward; see IN-2 + Latin dictāre, to compose, to say habitually, frequentative of dīcere, to say; see deik- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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