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  • The action of arraigning someone in court.

    ‘he's scheduled for arraignment in New York on Thursday’
    • ‘she pleaded not guilty at her arraignment’
    • ‘Prosecution is a process of investigation, of indictment, arraignment, trial and conviction.’
    • ‘Before the arraignment, Deputy Prosecutor Graham Blewitt spoke of his personal satisfaction in seeing one of the court's major targets brought before it.’
    • ‘He hasn't even faced the formal charges of an arraignment yet.’
    • ‘Habay was arraigned on the charges during a preliminary arraignment, where he was not required to enter a plea.’
    • ‘Court officials said there is a possibility he did not receive a summons and that his arraignment could be rescheduled.’
    indictment, accusation, denunciation, prosecution, trial, charge, summons, citation
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/əˈrānmənt/ /əˈreɪnmənt/