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verb [transitive] [usually passive] legal     arraign pronunciation in American English
/əˈreɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyarraign
he/she/itarraigns
present participlearraigning
past tensearraigned
past participlearraigned
  1. 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.

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noun [countable/uncountable]
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singulararraignment
pluralarraignments
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