Arraigned



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.
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Brown was arraigned Wednesday on the charge of first-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
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They were arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.
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Castro was arraigned this morning in a Cleveland Municipal Court and is being held on bond for $2 million in each case.
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On Monday, Holmes is set to be arraigned in an Aurora courtroom.
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Historical Examples

He is examined and arraigned; writes a maudlin letter to Elizabeth.
Sir Walter Raleigh and his Time Charles Kingsley

That he had not yet been arraigned he had to thank the efforts of La Boulaye.
The Trampling of the Lilies Rafael Sabatini

Woe to him who is arraigned in secret by the tears of the feeble and oppressed!
The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot

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

Some time after, having been exchanged, Hull was arraigned before a court-martial, of which General Dearborn was president.
Great Events in the History of North and South America Charles A. Goodrich

verb (transitive)
to bring (a prisoner) before a court to answer an indictment
to call to account; complain about; accuse
v.

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.

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