Indict – Formally charge with a crime
In using cordite (indict) to blow up the building, he knew he could be formally charged with a crime.
Note: Cordite is an explosive used in the manufacture of ammunition.
Examples of indict in a sentence
You can't indict many people for the crudeness of a few.
The judge decided not to indict her for second - degree murder.
Officials believed that they had enough evidence to indict the thief.