What does the word indict mean?

Usage examples for indict

  1. An' I hereby notify you that, on the evidence of this boy, an' the evidence before our eyes, I will indict you for breakin' the law regardin' the treatment of animals; an' I notify you, furthermore, that as magistrate I'll put the law on you for that same thing. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  2. If any man dares to indict so much as a hair of your pretty heads he shall answer to Jacob Deering. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  3. But the community does not select its prison officials on the basis above indicated; it is satisfied if they be competent to " handle men," have a sagacious familiarity with human depravity, will tolerate no nonsense, can indict plausible reports for the Department, and show a good balance at the end of the fiscal year, or, as guards and under- strappers, keep the men submissive and orderly and allow no outbreaks. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne