v. charge; accuse formally of a crime
The district attorney didn't want to indict the suspect until she was sure she had a strong enough case to convince a jury.
Sentence in Classic:
When she was indicted last spring for miscegenation, she swore in court that she was not a white woman.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context
If the indictment is to be trusted, he has hidden it in some place known to himself alone, and it has not been possible to lay hands on it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
She remembered him reading out a long indictment of himself for being a sentimentalist, against the peace and dignity of the State of Minnesota.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
The president called for the indictment, revised as we know, by the clever and implacable pen of Villefort.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context