- 1Call or bring (someone) before a court to answer a criminal charge: her sister was arraigned on charges of attempted murderMore example sentences
- 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; censure: social workers were relieved it was not they who were arraigned in the tabloidsMore example sentences
criticize, censure, attack, condemn, castigate, chastise, lambaste, pillory, find fault with, reprimand, rebuke, admonish, remonstrate with, take to task, haul over the coals, berate, reproach, reprove• informal knock, slam, hammer, lay into, roast, give someone a roasting, cane, blast, bawl out, dress down, rap over the knuckles, give someone hellBritish • informal carpet, slate, slag off, monster, rollick, give someone a rollicking, give someone a rocket, tear someone off a stripAustralian/New Zealand • informal bag• dated rate• archaic slash
- 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' + ratio(n-) 'reason, account'.