Definition of arraign verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

arraign

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈreɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arraign
BrE BrE//əˈreɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪn//
 
he / she / it arraigns
BrE BrE//əˈreɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪnz//
 
past simple arraigned
BrE BrE//əˈreɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪnd//
 
past participle arraigned
BrE BrE//əˈreɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪnd//
 
-ing form arraigning
BrE BrE//əˈreɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] arraign somebody (for something) (law) to bring somebody to court in order to formally accuse them of a crime He was arraigned for murder. He was arraigned on a charge of murder. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French araisnier, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + ratio(n-) ‘reason, account’.
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