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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.]
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The bringing of an accused person to a court to answer a charge that has been made.
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|Noun||1.||arraignment - a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment|
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noun accusation, charge, complaint, prosecution, indictment, impeachment, denunciation, incrimination The men are scheduled for arraignment on October 5th.
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arraignment[əˈreɪnmənt] n (LAW) → lecture f de l'acte d'accusation
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n (Jur) → Anklageerhebung f
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