Arraigning
Arraign Ar*raign", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arraigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arraigning}.] [OE. arainen, arenen, OF. aragnier, aranier, araisnier, F. arraisonner, fr. LL. arrationare to address to call before court; L. ad + ratio reason, reasoning, LL. cause, judgment. See {Reason}.] 1. (Law) To call or set as a prisoner at the bar of a court to answer to the matter charged in an indictment or complaint. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. To call to account, or accuse, before the bar of reason, taste, or any other tribunal. [1913 Webster]

They will not arraign you for want of knowledge. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

It is not arrogance, but timidity, of which the Christian body should now be arraigned by the world. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To accuse; impeach; charge; censure; criminate; indict; denounce. See {Accuse}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Denunciation — De*nun ci*a tion, n. [L. denuntiatio, ciatio.] 1. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Public . . . denunciation of banns before marriage. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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