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 for Arraign
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arraign \Ar*raign"\, n.
     Arraignment; as, the clerk of the arraigns. --Blackstone.
     Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arraign \Ar*raign"\, v. t. [From OF. aramier, fr. LL.
     adhramire.] (Old Eng. Law)
     To appeal to; to demand; as, to arraign an assize of novel
     disseizin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To call to account, or accuse, before the bar of reason,
        taste, or any other tribunal.
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              They will not arraign you for want of knowledge.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              It is not arrogance, but timidity, of which the
              Christian body should now be arraigned by the world.
                                                    --I. Taylor.
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     Syn: To accuse; impeach; charge; censure; criminate; indict;
          denounce. See Accuse.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  arraign
      v 1: call before a court to answer an indictment
      2: accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "arraign":
     accuse, allege, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, article,
     blame, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book,
     call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure,
     charge, cite, complain, complain against, condemn, criminate,
     cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, decry,
     denounce, denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, file a claim, finger,
     fulminate against, hang something on, have up, impeach, imply,
     impugn, impute, incriminate, inculpate, indict, inform against,
     inform on, insinuate, inveigh against, lay charges,
     lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, pin on, prefer charges,
     press charges, pull up, put on report, reflect upon, report,
     reprehend, reproach, reprobate, shake up, summon, take to task,
     task, taunt with, tax, test, try, twit
  
  

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