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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arraign  \Ar*raign"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Arraigned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Arraigning}.]  [OE.  arainen  arenen  OF  aragnier 
  aranier  araisnier  F.  arraisonner  fr  LL  arrationare  to 
  address  to  call  before  court;  L.  ad  +  ratio  reason, 
  reasoning,  LL  cause  judgment.  See  {Reason}.] 
  1.  (Law)  To  call  or  set  as  a  prisoner  at  the  bar  of  a  court 
  to  answer  to  the  matter  charged  in  an  indictment  or 
  complaint.  --Blackstone. 
 
  2.  To  call  to  account,  or  accuse,  before  the  bar  of  reason, 
  taste,  or  any  other  tribunal. 
 
  They  will  not  arraign  you  for  want  of  knowledge. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  It  is  not  arrogance,  but  timidity,  of  which  the 
  Christian  body  should  now  be  arraigned  by  the  world. 
  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  To  accuse;  impeach;  charge;  censure;  criminate;  indict; 
  denounce.  See  {Accuse}. 




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