ratio-, reason-

(Latin: reckoning, to reckon; calculating, calculation; understanding; thinking)

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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arraigner
arraignment
derationalize
irrational (adjective), more irrational, most irrational
1. A reference to a person's feelings or conduct showing a lack of logical thinking: Helen's two children were told that their irrational behavior during the thunder storm was nonsensical.
2. Descriptive of assertions and beliefs as being unsound and not based on reality: David found out that his decision to go for a walk in the heavy rain with his two dogs on leashes was an irrational idea.
Relating to having a senseless idea.
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irrationalism
irrationalist
irrationality
irrationally
prorate
ratable
ratably
rate
ratification
ratifier