Meaning of “arraign” in the English Dictionary

"arraign" in British English

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arraignverb [ T ]

uk /əˈreɪn/ us /əˈreɪn/ specialized
noun [ C or U ] uk /əˈreɪn.mənt/ us /əˈreɪn.mənt/

(Definition of “arraign” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arraign" in American English

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arraignverb [ T ]

us /əˈreɪn/ law

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.
noun [ C ] us /əˈreɪn·mənt/


They pleaded not guilty at their arraignment.

(Definition of “arraign” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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