verb (used with object)
Origin of arraign
Examples from the Web for arraign
The police locked him in a cell, and made plans to arraign Picasso.
How daringly impudent it is for those who have been rescued from misery and dejection, to arraign the virtue that saved them.A sketch of the life and services of Otho Holland Williams|Osmond Tiffany
Every toll paid by this parent, as every step taken by the children, testifies to that inequality which I now arraign.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume III (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
It is not given to mortals to examine or arraign the decrees of the Deity, but to hear and to obey.
The sheriff was taking Joe out to arraign him before the circuit judge to plead to the indictment.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for arraign
Word Origin for arraign
Word Origin and History for arraign
late 14c., araynen, "to call to account," from Old French araisnier "speak to, address; accuse (in a law court)," from Vulgar Latin *arrationare, from Latin adrationare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + *rationare, from ratio "argumentation, reckoning, calculation" (see ratio). Sense of "to call up on a criminal charge" is c.1400. The excrescent -g- is a 16c. overcorrection based on reign, etc. Related: Arraigned; arraigning.