- a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
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English legal term signifying the calling of the prisoner to the bar of the court to plead `guilty` or `not guilty` to the indictment against him or her. It corresponds to the Scottish legal...
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[ Confer Old French arraynement
.] 1. (Law)
The act of arraigning, or the state of being arraigned; the act of calling and setting a prisoner before a court to answer to an indictment or complaint. 2.
A calling to an account to fault
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a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
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• (n.) A calling to an account to faults; accusation. • (n.) The act of arraigning, or the state of being arraigned; the act of calling and setting a prisoner before a court to answer to an indictment or complaint.
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in Anglo-American law, first encounter of an accused person with the court prior to trial, wherein he is brought to the bar and the charges against ...
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A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty. Sometimes called a preliminary hearing or initial appearance.
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Arraignment is a formal reading of a criminal complaint in the presence of the defendant to inform the defendant of the charges against him or her. In response to arraignment, the accused is expected to enter a plea. Acceptable pleas vary among jurisdictions, but they generally include "guilty", "not guilty", and the peremptory pleas (or pleas...
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The initial appearance before a judge in a criminal case. At an arraignment, the charges against the defendant are read, a lawyer is appointed if the defendant cannot afford one, and the defendant's plea is entered.
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(n) Arraignment is the first appearance of an accused before a judge in a criminal proceedings where in the charges against him are read to him and his plea is recorded. During arraignment a lawyer is appointed when the defendant cannot afford the service of a lawyer.
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the process of bringing someone to answer formal charges in court
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Proceeding in which an accused person appears before a judge to hear the criminal charges filed against him/her and to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. Compare appearance.
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Appearance of the defendant in criminal court to be advised of rights and enter a plea to the charges.
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A court appearance in which the defendant is formally charged with a crime and asked to respond by entering a plea. Other matters often handled at the arraignment are arranging for the appointment of a lawyer to represent the defendant and the setting of bail. (See also: plea)
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