arraign

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
arraignar‧raign /əˈreɪn/ verb [transitive] SCL law to make someone come to court to hear what their crime isarraign somebody on something Thompson was arraigned on a charge of murder.arraignment noun [countable, uncountable]
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Examples from the Corpus
arraign somebody on somethingThompson was arraigned on three charges of murder.
Origin arraign (1300-1400) Old French araisner, from raisnier to speak, from Latin ratio reason