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arraign

call before a court to answer to an indictment; to accuse or charge: They will arraign the suspect in the morning.
Not to be confused with:
arrange – place in a certain order; adjust properly; array, group, sort, classify: Arrange the cards in alphabetical order.
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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.
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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
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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.
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arraign


Past participle: arraigned
Gerund: arraigning

Imperative
arraign
arraign
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
they arraigned
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
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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"
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arraign

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

verb
To make an accusation against:
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Translations

arraign

[əˈreɪn] VTprocesar, acusar (before ante)
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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
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arraign

vt (Jur) personAnklage erheben gegen; (liter: = denounce) → rügen; to be arraigned on a chargeangeklagt werden
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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.
He saw, at once, that this wily savage had some secret agency in their present arraignment before the nation, and determined to throw every possible impediment in the way of the execution of his sinister plans.
George Peele's masque-like 'Arraignment of Paris' helps to show him as more a lyric poet than a dramatist.
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