arraign

  • 1 arraign — ar·raign /ə rān/ vt [Anglo French arrainer, from Old French araisnier to address, call to account, from a , prefix stressing goal of an action + raisnier to speak]: to bring (a defendant) before a judge or magistrate to hear the charges and to… …

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  • 2 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Arraign — Ar*raign , v. t. [From OF. aramier, fr. LL. adhramire.] (Old Eng. Law) To appeal to; to demand; as, to arraign an assize of novel disseizin. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Arraign — Ar*raign , n. Arraignment; as, the clerk of the arraigns. Blackstone. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 arraign — (v.) late 14c., araynen, to call to account, from O.Fr. araisnier speak to, address; accuse (in a law court), from V.L. *arrationare, from L. adrationare, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + *rationare, from ratio argumentation, reckoning,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 arraign — charge, *accuse, impeach, indict, incriminate Analogous words: *summon, cite: try, test (see PROVE) Contrasted words: *answer, rejoin, reply, respond: acquit, exonerate, *exculpate, absolve, vindicate: defend, justify (see MA …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 arraign — [v] accuse blame, charge, criminate, hang on, incriminate, inculpate, indict, lay at one’s door*, pin it on*, point the finger at*, summon; concepts 44,317 Ant. discharge, exonerate, free, let go …

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  • 8 arraign — ► VERB ▪ call before a court to answer a criminal charge. DERIVATIVES arraignment noun. ORIGIN Old French araisnier, from Latin ad to + ratio reason, account …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 arraign — [ə rān′] vt. [ME arreinen < OFr araisnier < ML adrationare < L ad, to + ratio, REASON] 1. to bring before a law court to hear and answer charges 2. to call to account; accuse SYN. ACCUSE arraignment n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 arraign — UK [əˈreɪn] / US verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms arraign : present tense I/you/we/they arraign he/she/it arraigns present participle arraigning past tense arraigned past participle arraigned legal to order someone to go to a court… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 arraign — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. indict, charge, accuse. See accusation, lawsuit. Ant., discharge, exonerate. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. summon, charge, indict; see accuse . See Synonym Study at accuse . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 12 arraign — ar|raign [əˈreın] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: araisner, from raisnier to speak , from Latin ratio reason ] law to make someone come to court to hear what their crime is arraign sb on sth ▪ Thompson was arraigned on a charge of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 arraign — /ahreyn/ In old English law, to order; or set in order; to conduct in an orderly manner; to prepare for trial. To arraign an assise was to cause the tenant to be called to make the plaint, and to set the cause in such order as the tenant might be …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 15 arraign — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English arreinen, from Anglo French areisner, arener, from a (from Latin ad ) + raisner to address, from Vulgar Latin *rationare, from Latin ration , ratio reason more at reason Date: 14th century 1. to call (a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 arraign — arraigner, n. /euh rayn /, v.t. 1. to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment. 2. to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure. [1275 1325; ME arainen < AF arainer, OF araisnier, equiv. to a A 5 + raisnier < VL… …

    Universalium

  • 17 arraign — verb To officially charge someone in a court of law …

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  • 18 arraign — Synonyms and related words: accuse, allege, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, article, blame, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, charge, cite, complain,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 arraign — ar|raign [ ə reın ] verb transitive usually passive LEGAL to order someone to go to a court of law to be formally charged with a crime: A 52 year old Detroit man has been arraigned on charges of murder. ╾ ar|raign|ment noun count or uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 arraign — [[t]əre͟ɪn[/t]] arraigns, arraigning, arraigned VERB: usu passive If someone is arraigned on a particular charge, they are brought before a court of law to answer that charge. [LEGAL] [be V ed] She was arraigned today on charges of assault and… …

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