arraign

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French arraisonner (to verify the cargo of a vessel or avion)[1], from raison

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

arraign (third-person singular simple present arraigns, present participle arraigning, simple past and past participle arraigned)

  1. To officially charge someone in a court of law.
  2. To call to account, or accuse, before the bar of reason, taste, or any other tribunal.
    • Dryden
      They will not arraign you for want of knowledge.
    • I. Taylor
      It is not arrogance, but timidity, of which the Christian body should now be arraigned by the world.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

arraign (plural arraigns)

  1. arraignment
    the clerk of the arraigns
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology of arraign