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.
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.
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. In arrear or In arrears, behind; backward; behindhand; in debt.
J. D. Forbes.
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