arraignment

[ uh-reyn-muh nt ]
/ əˈreɪn mənt /

noun

an act of arraigning or the state of being arraigned.
a calling into question or a finding fault, especially with respect to the value or virtue of something; critical examination.

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Origin of arraignment

1400–50; late Middle English arainement < Middle French araisnement. See arraign, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM arraignment

non·ar·raign·ment, noun

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