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Meaning of ARRAIGN

Pronunciation:  u'reyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy
  2. [v]  call before a court to answer an indictment

ARRAIGN is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: accuse, accuse, charge, criminate, impeach, incriminate, indict



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ar*raign"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arraigned}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Arraigning}.] [OE. arainen, arenen, OF. aragnier,
    aranier, araisnier, F. arraisonner, fr. LL. arrationare to
    address to call before court; L. ad + ratio reason,
    reasoning, LL. cause, judgment. See {Reason}.]
    1. (Law) To call or set as a prisoner at the bar of a court
       to answer to the matter charged in an indictment or
       complaint. --Blackstone.
    2. To call to account, or accuse, before the bar of reason,
       taste, or any other tribunal.
             They will not arraign you for want of knowledge.
             It is not arrogance, but timidity, of which the
             Christian body should now be arraigned by the world.
                                                   --I. Taylor.
    Syn: To accuse; impeach; charge; censure; criminate; indict;
         denounce. See {Accuse}.
  2. \Ar*raign"\, n.
    Arraignment; as, the clerk of the arraigns. --Blackstone.
  3. \Ar*raign"\, v. t. [From OF. aramier, fr. LL.
    adhramire.] (Old Eng. Law)
    To appeal to; to demand; as, to arraign an assize of novel
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