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Pronunciation:  u'reynmunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment

ARRAIGNMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar*raign"ment\, n. [Cf. OF. arraynement,
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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The hearing at which the accused is brought before the court to plead to the criminal charge in the indictment. He may plead "guilty," "not guilty," or where permitted "nolo contendere." (See preliminary hearing.)
Thesaurus Terms
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