To challenge the array(Law), to except to the whole panel. Cowell. Tomlins. Blount.Commission of array(Eng. Hist.), a commission given by the prince to officers in every county, to muster and array the inhabitants, or see them in a condition for war. Blackstone.

(Ar*ray"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Arraying.] [OE. araien, arraien, fr. OE. arraier, arreier, arreer, arroier, fr. arrai. See Array, n.]

1. To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle; to marshal.

By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
Each horseman drew his battle blade.

These doubts will be arrayed before their minds.

2. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; to cloth to envelop; — applied esp. to dress of a splendid kind.

Pharaoh . . . arrayed him in vestures of fine linen.
Gen. xli..

In gelid caves with horrid gloom arrayed.

3. (Law) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man. Blackstone.

To array a panel, to set forth in order the men that are impaneled. Cowell. Tomlins.

Syn. — To draw up; arrange; dispose; set in order.

(Ar*ray"er), n. One who arrays. In some early English statutes, applied to an officer who had care of the soldiers' armor, and who saw them duly accoutered.

(Ar*rear") adv. [OE. arere, OF. arere, ariere, F. arrière, fr. L. ad + retro backward. See Rear.] To or in the rear; behind; backwards. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ar*rear"), n. That which is behind in payment, or which remains unpaid, though due; esp. a remainder, or balance which remains due when some part has been paid; arrearage; — commonly used in the plural, as, arrears of rent, wages, or taxes. Locke.

For much I dread due payment by the Greeks
Of yesterday's arrear.

I have a large arrear of letters to write.
J. D. Forbes.

In arrearor In arrears, behind; backward; behindhand; in debt.

3. An imposing series of things.

Their long array of sapphire and of gold.

4. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel. Dryden.

5. (Law) (a) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause. (b) The panel itself. (c) The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.

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