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arraign

verb [T] uk   /əˈreɪn/ specialized us  
to formally accuse someone in a law court of a particular crime and ask that person to say if they are guilty or not: He was arraigned on charges of aiding and abetting terrorists.Taking legal actionBlaming and accusing
arraignment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
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