verb (used with object), in·dit·ed, in·dit·ing.
- to compose or write, as a poem.
- to treat in a literary composition.
- Obsolete. to dictate.
- Obsolete. to prescribe.
- archaic to write
- obsolete to dictate
late 14c., “put down in writing,” from Old French enditer, from Vulgar Latin *indictare, from Latin in- “in, into, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + dictare “to declare” (see dictate). The same word as indict but retaining a French form. Related: Indited; inditing.