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arraignment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arraignment  \Ar*raign"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  arraynement 
  aresnement.] 
  1.  (Law)  The  act  of  arraigning,  or  the  state  of  being 
  arraigned;  the  act  of  calling  and  setting  a  prisoner 
  before  a  court  to  answer  to  an  indictment  or  complaint. 
 
  2.  A  calling  to  an  account  to  faults;  accusation. 
 
  In  the  sixth  satire,  which  seems  only  an  Arraignment 
  of  the  whole  sex,  there  is  a  latent  admonition. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arraignment 
  n  :  a  legal  document  calling  someone  to  court  to  answer  an 
  indictment 




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