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Definition call before a court to answer an indictment


accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy
  • She was arraigned and released without bail.
arraigned = called before a court to answer an indictment
  • Judge Cormier was already in her robe, ready to start the arraignment.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • arraignment = court proceeding in which a defendant responds to legal charges
  • ...I might justly be arraigned in court for denying the existence of the gods...
    Plato  --  Apology
  • The prisoner was duly arraigned, and his plea again demanded.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Law demands arraignment within forty-eight hours.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • We hadn't gotten together since Maureen's arraignment.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • The sins of the family have long since been arraigned at the judgment seat of God, or are registered for the terrible settlement of the last great day.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • And then the offender arrested and ordered arraigned on the following morning.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The sailor of that day would go near to be arraigned as a pirate in our own.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Under the force of this triple arraignment the outlaw leader dropped to his seat, staggered and silenced.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • The prisoner was duly arraigned, and his plea again demanded.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • You want to look your best when you come up for arraignment.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Zeitoun learned that most of those brought to Camp Greyhound had been arraigned in a more or less standard fashion.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • "Charles Evremonde, called Darnay," was at length arraigned.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • "He's scheduled for arraignment first thing in the morning.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Monday, Minerva and I got arraigned.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • No indictment, no arraignment.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Was he arraigning her, or sympathizing with her?
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • It shall be done; I will arraign them straight.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • I admit it, and I don't arraign him because he slaughters the queen's English; he can't help it."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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