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Arraigned

Arraign \Ar*raign"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arraigned; p. pr. & vb. n. Arraigning.] [OE. arainen, arenen, OF. aragnier, aranier, araisnier, F. arraisonner, fr. LL. arrationare to address to call before court; L. ad + ratio reason, reasoning, LL. cause, judgment. See Reason.]

  1. (Law) To call or set as a prisoner at the bar of a court to answer to the matter charged in an indictment or complaint.
    --Blackstone.

  2. To call to account, or accuse, before the bar of reason, taste, or any other tribunal.

    They will not arraign you for want of knowledge.
    --Dryden.

    It is not arrogance, but timidity, of which the Christian body should now be arraigned by the world.
    --I. Taylor.

    Syn: To accuse; impeach; charge; censure; criminate; indict; denounce. See Accuse.

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vb. (en-past of: arraign)

Usage examples of "arraigned".

In these familiar conferences with the sovereign of the West, Athanasius might lament the error of Constantius, but he boldly arraigned the guilt of his eunuchs and his Arian prelates.

A part of the letter was afterwards read, in which the emperor arraigned the ingratitude of Julian, whom he had invested with the honors of the purple.

As long as he wrestled with his equals, in the bold competition of an active and ambitious life, Valentinian was seldom injured, and never insulted, with impunity: if his prudence was arraigned, his spirit was applauded.

Jenks, in an hour you are going to be arraigned for the first-degree murder of David and Melanie Brandt at the Grand Hyatt hotel on June fifth.

He was being arraigned in Napa for two additional murders the following day.

Not only was she to be arraigned on an array of criminal charges, she was scheduled for her pregnancy blood test.

So they had to wait while a parade of characters were arraigned on a variety of charges such as manslaughter, robbery, attempted rape, drug trafficking, driving under the influence, receiving stolen goods, and assault and battery.

  These men were arraigned, not as mere brawlers and rioters, but under a charge of high treason - a much more serious affair for them.

It would have been a prodigality for which even the conduct of providence might have been arraigned, had he been by birth annexed to what was so far below him.

But in the meantime I had been suspected & suspended in the eyes of the world without the least hint then or afterwards made public which might restrain them from supposing that I stood arraigned for treason of the heart and not merely weakness of the head.

  Such refinements, under the odious name of luxury, have been severely arraigned by the moralists of every age.

  Their infamous accusers assumed the language of independent patriots, who arraigned a dangerous citizen before the tribunal of his country.

  In these familiar conferences with the sovereign of the West, Athanasius might lament the error of Constantius, but he boldly arraigned the guilt of his eunuchs and his Arian prelates.

  A part of the letter was afterwards read, in which the emperor arraigned the ingratitude of Julian, whom he had invested with the honors of the purple.

  As long as he wrestled with his equals, in the bold competition of an active and ambitious life, Valentinian was seldom injured, and never insulted, with impunity: if his prudence was arraigned, his spirit was applauded.