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Webster 1913 Edition


Arraignment

Ar-raign′ment

,
Noun.
[Cf. OF.
arraynement
,
aresnement
.]
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.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Arraignment

ARRA'IGNMENT

, n.
1.
The act of arraigning; the act of calling and setting a prisoner before a court to answer to an accusation, and to choose his triers.
2.
Accusation.
3.
A calling in question for faults.

Definition 2022


arraignment

arraignment

English

Noun

arraignment (plural arraignments)

  1. (law) The formal charging of a defendant with an offense.

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