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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
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am arraigning
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Present Perfect
I have arraigned
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Past Continuous
I was arraigning
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Past Perfect
I had arraigned
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Future
I will arraign
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Future Perfect
I will have arraigned
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Future Continuous
I will be arraigning
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been arraigning
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been arraigning
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been arraigning
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Conditional
I would arraign
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Past Conditional
I 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"

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
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