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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.
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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.
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.
At the arraignment I pleaded 'Not guilty,' and well I might, for I was indicted for felony and burglary; that is, for feloniously stealing two pieces of brocaded silk, value #46, the goods of Anthony Johnson, and for breaking open his doors; whereas I knew very well they could not pretend to prove I had broken up the doors, or so much as lifted up a latch.
Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branches 205 and 206 decided to reset De Lima's arraignments to Aug.
The PDIC also objected to the arraignments of the two as it would render its motion for consideration pending before the DOJ seeking the reversal of the dismissal of the complaint in so far as the other respondents in the case were concerned.
Rivera were ordered held without bail at their arraignments yesterday.
As you suggested, arraignments are scheduled later this week in federal court in Texarkana.