Law. called or brought before a court to answer to an indictment: The case against all the arraigned men was dismissed after a jury ruled there was no proof of their involvement in the robbery.
accused or criticized; censured: In an earlier movie, the same actor gave a much arraigned performance as an aspiring folk musician.
the simple past tense and past participle of arraign.
- un·ar·raigned, adjective
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How to use arraigned in a sentence
The talented musician is being held at the 71st Precinct in Brooklyn and due to be arraigned Thursday morning.Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios | M.L. Nestel | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Monday, Kurilla was arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault.10-Year-Old Murder Defendant Shows Failure of U.S. Juvenile Justice System | Christopher Moraff | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was arraigned on two counts of hiding a corpse, and bail was set at $1 million.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases | Michael Daly | June 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Saudi citizens, too, have been arraigned, and executed, for sorcery.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'? | Michael Schulson | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building | Michael Daly | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Three classes of people are arraigned for judgment: the righteous, the wicked, and the indifferent.
Even the religion of Stilicho was arraigned by the malice of his rival.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
I never arraigned his creed, but the use or abuse made of it.My Recollections of Lord Byron | Teresa Guiccioli
Are we not arraigned at the tribunal of civilization, by the helots of despotism?The Right of American Slavery | True Worthy Hoit
Before Felix he was arraigned, and testified "what the prophets and Moses did say."