arraignment arraignment  /ə ˈreɪn mənt/


  • (n) a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment


  1. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed denounced the US and welcomed execution amid arraignment at Gitmo by a US military tribunal.
  2. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich arrives at federal court for his arraignment on federal racketeering and fraud charges in Chicago.
  3. And the reasons for their skepticism were made clear in the recent kidnapping and murder of a 14-year-old and the arraignment of two police officers in the case.


  1. Arraignment Postponed For Palmdale Couple Charged In Child Beating Death

    Arraignment was postponed again today for a Palmdale couple charged with capital murder for beating the woman's 8-year-old son to death as she stood by.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 11 News Los Angeles

  2. Arraignment Postponed Again For Palmdale Couple Accused In Beating Death of Boy

    Arraignment was postponed again Tuesday for a couple accused in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son in Antelope Valley.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

  3. Arraignment of twelve suspects postponed

    Arraignment of 12 people suspected in a case involving torture, kidnapping, firearms and narcotics in Lompoc was postponed Monday until June 19, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Lompoc Record


  1. "The process of what we might loosely call an arraignment should take place with no delay," Mr Howard said.
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: John Howard Source: The Australian

  2. "If he returns here today, he'll be processed and we'll determine where he'll be held," Hackel said. "Sometime within a 48 hour period an arraignment will take place."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Mark Hackel Source:

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