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  1. (noun, communication) a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment

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Alternate forms of Arraignment

Derivations: arraign

Hypernyms: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Origin of the word Arraignment

  1. 1540s, from O.Fr. araisnement, from araisnier (see arraign). more

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