Word of the Week: To Arraign (verb)

Definition: To ask the defendant to make a plea after he has been identified and the indictment read out detailing the charges against him or her. It is required for all cases on indictment. In England, the arraignment (noun) normally happens at a pre-trial hearing called the Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing. 

Example: At the pre-trial hearing the defendant was arraigned.

This word features in Episode 67 of the Study Legal English Podcast

Study Legal English Word of the Week: Arraign

Study Legal English Word of the Week: Arraign