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arraign

  

      vb  
1    tr   to bring (a prisoner) before a court to answer an indictment  
2    tr   to call to account; complain about; accuse  
     (C14: from Old French araisnier to speak, accuse, from a-2 + raisnier, from Vulgar Latin rationare (unattested) to talk, argue, from Latin ratio a reasoning)  
   arraigner             n  
  arraignment      n  
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