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arraignment

[uh-reyn-muh nt] /əˈreɪn mənt/
noun
1.
an act of arraigning or the state of being arraigned.
2.
a calling into question or a finding fault, especially with respect to the value or virtue of something; critical examination.
Origin of arraignment
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English arainement < Middle French araisnement. See arraign, -ment
Related forms
nonarraignment, noun
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Word Origin and History for arraignment
n.

mid-15c., from Old French araisnement, from araisnier (see arraign).

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