The definition of arraign is to bring a person in front of a judge to formally charge him with a crime and to record his response.(verb)
To accuse someone of a crime is an example of arraign.
See arraign in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME arreinen < OFr araisnier < ML adrationare < L ad, to + ratio, reason
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transitive verb ar·raigned, ar·raign·ing, ar·raigns
Origin: Middle English arreinen
Origin: , from Old French araisnier
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *adratiōnāre, to call to account
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin ratiō, ratiōn-, account; see reason.
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