to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment.
to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure.
The police locked him in a cell, and made plans to arraign Picasso.
Did Picasso Try to Steal the Mona Lisa? Nick Mafi October 22, 2014
Secondly, I arraign it in the name of Freedom, as an unjustifiable departure from the original Antislavery policy of our fathers.
Charles Sumner; his Complete Works, v. 4-20 Charles Sumner
It was for this that I arraigned my colleague, and that I intend to arraign him.
The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes James Quay Howard
If I were to arraign you at all, it would be on the score of heartlessness.
A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
Let us arraign her before our sacred tribunal, and have her into court.
A Simpleton Charles Reade
As soon as the barber was able to make himself heard again, he began to arraign both master and squire.
The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
It was dangerous, but my purpose is not to arraign Ministers.
Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
If he departed from the worship of God, the rest of the tribes did not arraign him as a subject, but attacked him as an enemy.
A Theological-Political Treatise [Part IV] Benedict of Spinoza
We decline to arraign our Creator for a deed which we have not even the means of knowing that He has done.
Lux Mundi Various
I have never met a man who could see his own faults and arraign himself at the bar of his own conscience.
The Sayings of Confucius Confucius
to bring (a prisoner) before a court to answer an indictment
to call to account; complain about; accuse
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.
to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment. to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure. Contemporary Examples 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 17, 2014 Brown was arraigned Wednesday […]
an act of or the state of being . a calling into question or a finding fault, especially with respect to the value or virtue of something; critical examination. Contemporary Examples Prior to his arraignment, Hernandez was taken to Bellevue Hospital prison ward as a possible danger to himself. Why Pedro Hernandez Confessed to Killing […]
an island in SW Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Contemporary Examples Arran Bardige smoothes over his T-shirt and baggy jeans, glancing nervously at his phone. ’90s Soap Star Antonio Sabato Jr. Is My Wingman Lizzie Crocker August 19, 2013 Historical Examples The morning is fine and the wind […]
to place in proper, desired, or convenient order; adjust properly: to arrange books on a shelf. to come to an agreement or understanding regarding: The two sides arranged the sale of the property. to prepare or plan: to arrange the details of a meeting. Music. to adapt (a composition) for a particular style of performance […]