Definition of arraignment in US English:



  • The action of arraigning someone in court.

    ‘he's scheduled for arraignment in New York on Thursday’
    ‘she pleaded not guilty at her arraignment’
    • ‘Court officials said there is a possibility he did not receive a summons and that his arraignment could be rescheduled.’
    • ‘Prosecution is a process of investigation, of indictment, arraignment, trial and conviction.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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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