- 1 [with object] Call or bring (someone) before a court to answer a criminal charge: her sister was arraigned on attempted murder chargesMore example sentences
indict for, prosecute for, put on trial for, bring to trial for, take to court for, lay/file/prefer charges against for, summons for, cite for; accuse of, charge with, incriminate with• archaic inculpate for
- After the Second World War eminent surviving German and Japanese civilian and military figures were arraigned on criminal charges before international tribunals.
- But days later, she was arraigned on assault charges.
- Today a suspected arms dealer was arraigned on charges that he tried to sell shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles.
- 1.1Find fault with (someone or something); censure: the soldiers bitterly arraigned the government for failing to keep its wordMore example sentences
- Nobody doubts for a second Baron's desperation to revive the national team, and I am not suggesting that he be arraigned for defeatist talk.
- NBC is arraigned on charges of neglecting a fine series.
late Middle English: from Old French araisnier, based on Latin ad- 'to' + ration- 'reason, account'.