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Court hearing in a criminal case during which the charges are read out to the named accused, and he or she (unless insane or mute) must plead guilty or not-guilty.

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During his arraignment Chuck showed no emotions in the beginning, but he broke down into tears as he heard the crimes he was being charged with.
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Any person arrested for a crime is entitled to an arraignment where they can speak out in front of a judge and admit or deny their guilt.
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The list of charges that were read at Joe's arraignment pointed to him being a career criminal: fraud, extortion, and money laundering.
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