Definition of arraignment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈreɪnmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈreɪnmənt//
[uncountable, countable] (law)
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the act of bringing somebody to court in order to formally accuse them of a crime; an occasion when this happens He was led into the courtroom for arraignment on tax evasion charges. A date for her arraignment has not yet been set.