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arraign

[ uh-reyn ]
/ əˈreɪn /
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verb (used with object)

to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment.
to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure.

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Origin of arraign

1275–1325; Middle English arainen<Anglo-French arainer,Old French araisnier, equivalent to a-a-5 + raisnier<Vulgar Latin *ratiōnāre to talk, reason; see ratio
ar·raign·er, nounun·ar·raigned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arraign

arraign
/ (əˈreɪn) /

verb (tr)

to bring (a prisoner) before a court to answer an indictment
to call to account; complain about; accuse
arraigner, nounarraignment, noun
C14: from Old French araisnier to speak, accuse, from a- ² + raisnier, from Vulgar Latin ratiōnāre (unattested) to talk, argue, from Latin ratiō a reasoning
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