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arraignment Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment

Ar*raign"ment noun
Cf. OF. arraynement, aresnement.
  1. (Law) The act of arraigning, or the state of being arraigned; the act of calling and setting a prisoner before a court to answer to an indictment or complaint.
  2. A calling to an account to faults; accusation.
    In the sixth satire, which seems only an Arraignment of the whole sex, there is a latent admonition. Dryden.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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