Definition of arraignment in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈreɪnm(ə)nt/


[mass noun]
The action of arraigning someone in court: he’s scheduled for arraignment in New York on Thursday [count noun]: she pleaded not guilty at her arraignment
More example sentences
  • Prosecution is a process of investigation, of indictment, arraignment, trial and conviction.
  • Before the arraignment, Deputy Prosecutor Graham Blewitt spoke of his personal satisfaction in seeing one of the court's major targets brought before it.
  • He hasn't even faced the formal charges of an arraignment yet.
British  plaint;
North American  impeachment, bill of indictment
North American informal beef
archaic inculpation

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