arraignment


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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.

arraignment

The bringing of an accused person to a court to answer a charge that has been made.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arraignment - a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictmentarraignment - a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

arraignment

noun accusation, charge, complaint, prosecution, indictment, impeachment, denunciation, incrimination The men are scheduled for arraignment on October 5th.
Translations

arraignment

[əˈreɪnmənt] N (Jur) → lectura f del acta de acusación

arraignment

[əˈreɪnmənt] n (LAW)lecture f de l'acte d'accusation

arraignment

n (Jur) → Anklageerhebung f
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There could be but one answer to this arraignment. We wait it." And still Tal Hajus stood as though electrified.
Her innocent arraignment of his true purposes was unanswerable.
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