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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Indite

INDI'TE, verb transitive [Latin indico, indictum; in and dico, to speak.]

1. To compose; to write; to commit to words in writing.

Hear how learn'd Greece her useful rules indites.

2. To direct or dictate what is to be uttered or written. The late President Dwight indited his sermons.

My heart is inditing a good matter. Psalms 45:1.

INDI'TE, verb intransitive To compose an account of.

[This is from the same original as indict. The different applications of the word have induced authors to express each in a different orthography, but without good reason.]