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arraignment

[ uh-reyn-muhnt ]
/ əˈreɪn mənt /
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Definition of arraignment

noun
Law. an act or instance of bringing someone before a criminal court to hear or read and answer to an indictment, the formal charge initiating the case: At her arraignment Crane pleaded not guilty, and the trial was set for May 21.
a calling into question or a finding fault, especially with respect to the value or virtue of something; critical examination: In his arraignment of the basic weaknesses in the nation's social fabric, he drew special attention to racism.
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Origin of arraignment

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English arainement, from Middle French araisnement; see arraign, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM arraignment

non·ar·raign·ment, noun
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