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English definition of “arraign”

arraign

verb [T]  /əˈreɪn/ law us  
to formally accuse someone of a particular crime in a court of law and to ask the accused to state guilt or innocence: He was arraigned on a robbery charge.
arraignment
noun [C]  /əˈreɪn·mənt/ us  
law They pleaded not guilty at their arraignment.
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