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Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: araisner, from raisnier 'to speak', from Latin ratio 'reason'

arraign

verb
     
ar‧raign [transitive]
SCL law to make someone come to court to hear what their crime is
arraign somebody on something
Thompson was arraigned on a charge of murder.
arraignment noun [uncountable and countable]
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