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arraignment meaning and definition

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Definition of arraignment (noun)

  1. A legal proceeding in which a defendant is brought into court, told of the charges in an indictment or information, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
    • "After his arrest, the suspect was held in custody awaiting his arraignment."
    • "The defendant's arraignment was scheduled for the following week."
    • "During the arraignment, the charges against the defendant were read out, and they pleaded not guilty."
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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