Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “arraign”

arraign

verb [T]     /əˈreɪn/ specialized
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     /-mənt/ noun [C or U]
(Definition of arraign verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of arraign

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Blaming & accusing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing opposition & disapproval topic area:

Definitions of “arraign” in other dictionaries

Translations of “arraign”

Word of the Day

drizzle

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More