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arraign (uh RAYN) (verb), arraigns; arraigned; arraigning
1. To call into court for some legal action; accuse, charge: The district attorney asked that the suspect be arraigned immediately.
2. To accuse, to call to account, to denounce, to criticize, to impute: The medical association met to arraign the doctor for his unethical behavior.
3. Etymology: "to call to account", from Old French araisnier, from Vulgar Latin arrationare, from Latin adrationare which came from ad-, "to" + rationare, "to argue, to reason"; from ratio, "argumentation, reckoning, calculation".
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