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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
you arraign
he/she/it arraigns
we arraign
you arraign
they arraign
Preterite
I arraigned
you arraigned
he/she/it arraigned
we arraigned
you 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
you have arraigned
they have arraigned
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
he/she/it will arraign
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
they would arraign
Past Conditional
I would have arraigned
you would have arraigned
he/she/it would have arraigned
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 ?
The sailor of that day would go near to be arraigned as a pirate in our own.
instead of challenging her own irregularity I found myself arraigned and explaining.
When he was arraigned that same morning, the district leader had already seen the clerk of the court and explained that Jurgis Rudkus was a decent fellow, who had been indiscreet; and so Jurgis was fined ten dollars and the fine was "suspended"--which meant that he did not have to pay for it, and never would have to pay it, unless somebody chose to bring it up against him in the future.
Thus she escaped not only punishment, but even the pain of being arraigned before a court for her horrid crime.
Charles Evremonde, called Darnay," was at length arraigned.
Peace," said Don Quixote; "where hast thou ever seen or heard that a knight-errant has been arraigned before a court of justice, however many homicides he may have committed?
Strange, indeed, would be my conduct, O men of Athens, if I who, when I was ordered by the generals whom you chose to command me at Potidaea and Amphipolis and Delium, remained where they placed me, like any other man, facing death--if now, when, as I conceive and imagine, God orders me to fulfil the philosopher's mission of searching into myself and other men, I were to desert my post through fear of death, or any other fear; that would indeed be strange, and I might justly be arraigned in court for denying the existence of the gods, if I disobeyed the oracle because I was afraid of death, fancying that I was wise when I was not wise.
The convention, in short, would be composed chiefly of men who had been, who actually were, or who expected to be, members of the department whose conduct was arraigned.
The prisoner was duly arraigned, and his plea again demanded.
But he had felt tenderly and gratefully towards the Bells, as you have seen; and when he heard himself arraigned as one who had offended them so weightily, his heart was touched with penitence and grief.
This argument capped all the others, and, in order so much the more effectually to destroy the germ of conspiracy, sentence of death was unanimously pronounced against Cornelius van Baerle, as being arraigned, and convicted, for having, under the innocent appearance of a tulip-fancier, participated in the detestable intrigues and abominable plots of the brothers De Witt against Dutch nationality and in their secret relations with their French enemy.
Morse bitterly arraigned the English philosopher's agnosticism, but confessed that he had not read "First Principles"; while Mr.