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arraignment

(ă-rān′mĕnt)
A procedure in which an accused person is brought before the court to plead to a criminal charge. A person may plead guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere (“no contest”). The judge then sets bail.
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She said she was "never influenced" by anybody, including Pemberton's lawyer, when she did not arraign the American soldier when he appeared in court on Dec.
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