verb (used with object)
Origin of arraign
Examples from the Web for arraigned
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|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|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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
“A successful practitioner,” simply as such, would never have been arraigned.
He was arraigned at a preliminary hearing, pleaded not guilty, and was released on twenty thousand dollars bail.The Chase of the Golden Plate|Jacques Futrelle
Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
The gentlemen who had arraigned Spidertracks allowed him to be acquitted by default.Romance of California Life|John Habberton
This letter is dated the 6th November; he was arraigned on the 10th, found guilty, and sentenced the same day.The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2|Arthur Griffiths
Word Origin 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.