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arraign

v. to bring a criminal defendant before the court at which time the charges are presented to him/her, the opportunity to enter a plea (or ask for a continuance to plead) is given, a determination of whether the party has a lawyer is made (or whether a lawyer needs to be appointed), if necessary setting the amount of bail, and future appearances are scheduled. (See: appearance, arraignment)

arraign

verb accusare, accuse, accuse of wrong, blame, brand, brand with reproach, bring accusation, bring before a court, bring to trial, bring up for investigation, bring up on charges, call before a court, call to account, charge, cite, complain against, criminate, denounce, denunciate, formally accuse, formally charge, formally criminate, formally incriminate, implicate, incriminate, postulare, prefer charges, prosecute
See also: accuse, blame, charge, complain, denounce, prosecute

arraign

in English and American legal process, to call the accused to the bar of the court to answer an indictment. The hearing is called an arraignment.
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70 of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Jabalde said she did not arraign Pemberton "pending the filing for petition with the DOJ, which is sanctioned by the rules of DOJ where the prosecutors belong.
Olongapo City prosecutors and Laude family lawyer, Harry Roque, on Thursday filed an omnibus motion asking Judge Roline GinezJabalde of the Olongapo Regional Trial Court Branch 74 to lift a suspension of the trial and arraign Pemberton immediately.
The judges insisted they could not authorize overtime to keep the courts open long enough to arraign 61 felony suspects, and they adjourned as usual at 4:30 p.