Arraign Definition

ə-rān
arraigned, arraigns
verb
To call (an accused person) before a criminal court to hear and answer the charge made against him or her.
American Heritage
To bring before a law court to hear and answer charges.
Webster's New World
To call to account; accuse.
Webster's New World
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.
To accuse someone of a crime is an example of arraign.
YourDictionary
To officially charge someone in a court of law.
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noun
The clerk of the arraigns.
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Origin of Arraign

  • Middle English arreinen from Old French araisnier from Vulgar Latin adratiōnāre to call to account Latin ad- ad- Latin ratiō ratiōn- account reason

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French arraisonner (to verify the cargo of a vessel or avion), from raison

    From Wiktionary

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