arraign


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ar·raign

 (ə-rān′)
tr.v. ar·raigned, ar·raign·ing, ar·raigns
1. Law To call (an accused person) before a criminal court to hear and answer the charge made against him or her.
2. To call to account; accuse: "Johnson arraigned the modern politics of this country as entirely devoid of all principle" (James Boswell).

[Middle English arreinen, from Old French araisnier, from Vulgar Latin *adratiōnāre, to call to account : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin ratiō, ratiōn-, account; see reason.]

ar·raign′er n.
ar·raign′ment n.

arraign

(əˈreɪn)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to bring (a prisoner) before a court to answer an indictment
2. to call to account; complain about; accuse
[C14: from Old French araisnier to speak, accuse, from a-2 + raisnier, from Vulgar Latin ratiōnāre (unattested) to talk, argue, from Latin ratiō a reasoning]
arˈraigner n
arˈraignment n

ar•raign

(əˈreɪn)

v.t.
1. to bring before a court to answer an indictment.
2. to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure.
[1275–1325; < Old French araisnier=a- a-5 + raisnier < Vulgar Latin *ratiōnāre to talk, reason < Latin ratiō ratio]
ar•raign′er, n.
ar•raign′ment, n.

arraign


Past participle: arraigned
Gerund: arraigning

Imperative
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Present
I arraign
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he/she/it arraigns
we arraign
you arraign
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Preterite
I arraigned
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we arraigned
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Present Continuous
I am arraigning
you are arraigning
he/she/it is arraigning
we are arraigning
you are arraigning
they are arraigning
Present Perfect
I have arraigned
you have arraigned
he/she/it has arraigned
we have arraigned
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Past Continuous
I was arraigning
you were arraigning
he/she/it was arraigning
we were arraigning
you were arraigning
they were arraigning
Past Perfect
I had arraigned
you had arraigned
he/she/it had arraigned
we had arraigned
you had arraigned
they had arraigned
Future
I will arraign
you will arraign
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we will arraign
you will arraign
they will arraign
Future Perfect
I will have arraigned
you will have arraigned
he/she/it will have arraigned
we will have arraigned
you will have arraigned
they will have arraigned
Future Continuous
I will be arraigning
you will be arraigning
he/she/it will be arraigning
we will be arraigning
you will be arraigning
they will be arraigning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been arraigning
you have been arraigning
he/she/it has been arraigning
we have been arraigning
you have been arraigning
they have been arraigning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been arraigning
you will have been arraigning
he/she/it will have been arraigning
we will have been arraigning
you will have been arraigning
they will have been arraigning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been arraigning
you had been arraigning
he/she/it had been arraigning
we had been arraigning
you had been arraigning
they had been arraigning
Conditional
I would arraign
you would arraign
he/she/it would arraign
we would arraign
you would arraign
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Past Conditional
I would have arraigned
you would have arraigned
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we would have arraigned
you would have arraigned
they would have arraigned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.arraign - call before a court to answer an indictmentarraign - call before a court to answer an indictment
2.arraign - accuse of a wrong or an inadequacyarraign - accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy  
accuse, criminate, incriminate, impeach - bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"

arraign

verb accuse, charge, prosecute, denounce, indict, impeach, incriminate, call to account, take to task He was arraigned for criminally abetting a traitor.

arraign

verb
To make an accusation against:
Translations

arraign

[əˈreɪn] VTprocesar, acusar (before ante)

arraign

[əˈreɪn] vt (LAW)traduire en justice
to be arraigned on charges of sth → être inculpé(e) de qch
to be arraigned for sth → être traduit(e) en justice pour qch

arraign

vt (Jur) personAnklage erheben gegen; (liter: = denounce) → rügen; to be arraigned on a chargeangeklagt werden
References in classic literature ?
On the great day of retribution, what thousands, what millions of the American race will appear at the bar of judgment to arraign their European invading conquerors
As the spirit of party, in different degrees, must be expected to infect all political bodies, there will be, no doubt, persons in the national legislature willing enough to arraign the measures and criminate the views of the majority.
We arraign society if it do not give us, besides earth and fire and water, opportunity, love, reverence, and objects of veneration.