Definition of arraignment in English:

arraignment

noun

mass noun
  • The action of arraigning someone in court.

    ‘he's scheduled for arraignment in New York on Thursday’
    count noun ‘she pleaded not guilty at her arraignment’
    • ‘Prosecution is a process of investigation, of indictment, arraignment, trial and conviction.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He hasn't even faced the formal charges of an arraignment yet.’
    • ‘Before the arraignment, Deputy Prosecutor Graham Blewitt spoke of his personal satisfaction in seeing one of the court's major targets brought before it.’
    indictment, accusation, denunciation, prosecution, trial, charge, summons, citation
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Pronunciation

arraignment

/əˈreɪnm(ə)nt/