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call before a court to answer to an indictment; to accuse or charge: They will arraign the suspect in the morning.
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arrange – place in a certain order; adjust properly; array, group, sort, classify: Arrange the cards in alphabetical order.
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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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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]
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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]
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Past participle: arraigned
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|Verb||1.||arraign - call before a court to answer an indictment|
|2.||arraign - accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy|
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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[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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