Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of arranging in an orderly or imposing manner.
  • noun Something so arranged; an array.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of arraying; muster of a force; array.

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Examples

  • Birdalone smiled on them somewhat shyly, and thanked them; but bade them spend as little time as might be on her arrayal.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • For, said she, though those ladies may well have reckoned on the time of the arrayal of my body, yet surely also they shall have reckoned with the eager fire of love in the hearts of you, and the haste it shall breed therein.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • No commutation of the sentence was possible, for the crime was committed in the diamond arrayal.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • We might — we will try — but no! However, if there is anything here about the murder and the robbery, two or three words there must be in it — ‘arrayal,’ ‘diamond,’

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • The same observation applies to the words arrayal and

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • But, on the other hand, in the eyes of disinterested or indifferent persons who were not affected by the event, what value could be assigned to this document? and how could they even declare that it referred to the crime in the diamond arrayal?

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • This memoir, as we know, was the history of his life from his entry into the offices of the diamond arrayal until the very moment when the jangada stopped before Manaos.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • He had been the colleague of Joam Dacosta, employed, like him, at Tijuco, in the offices of the governor of the diamond arrayal.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • Such are the penal arrangements relative to crimes in the diamond arrayal, for which, in the public interest, the law allows no appear to mercy.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • Before he was judge at Manaos, and chief magistrate in the province, Ribeiro had known the young clerk at the time he was being prosecuted for the murder in the diamond arrayal.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

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