Adjective "arraigned" definition and examples

(Arraigned may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Call or bring (someone) before a court to answer a criminal charge.
  1. 'James Ivillaq, 20, is arraigned on charges of attempted murder, illegal use of a firearm, and evading arrest.'
  2. 'Yesterday he was to be arraigned on new charges of insider trading, filing false tax forms and conspiracy to falsify books and records in an expanded indictment unveiled May 1.'
  3. 'The boy was arraigned yesterday on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder of a police officer.'
  4. 'After the Second World War eminent surviving German and Japanese civilian and military figures were arraigned on criminal charges before international tribunals.'
  5. 'Hamdan and three other men being arraigned this week face charges that could bring life in prison, but other detainees could face the death penalty.'
  6. 'Three other guards at the prison near Baghdad were arraigned on more serious charges as the abuse scandal and guerrilla violence increased pressure on Washington to hand over real power to Iraqis on June 30.'
  7. 'Seven HDA members were arraigned in court charged with neglecting their duties, but were later acquitted.'
  8. 'But days later, she was arraigned on assault charges.'
  9. 'George was released the next day without bail after being arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.'
  10. 'After a separate ‘old style committal’ he was committed for trial to Chelmsford Crown Court, and arraigned on 27th January 1997.'
  11. 'social workers were relieved it was not they who were arraigned in the tabloids'
  12. 'Nobody doubts for a second Baron's desperation to revive the national team, and I am not suggesting that he be arraigned for defeatist talk.'

More definitions

1. to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment.

2. to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure.

More examples(as adjective)

"weeks can be arraigned."


(arraign)Late Middle English: from Old French araisnier, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + ratio(n-) ‘reason, account’.