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1. Order; disposition in regular lines; as an army in battle array Hence a posture of defense.
2. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person.
3. In law, the act of impaneling a jury; or a jury impaneled; that is, a jury set in order by the sheriff, or called man by man.
Commission of array in English history, was 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.
ARRA'Y, verb transitive
1. To place or dispose in order, as troops for battle.
2. To deck or dress; to adorn with dress; it is applied especially to dress of a splendid kind.
Array thyself with glory. Job 40:10.
Pharaoh arrayed Joseph with fine linen. Genesis 41:42.
3. To set a jury in order for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them man by man.
4. To envelop.
In gelid caves with horrid glooms arrayed.
ARRA'YED, participle passive Set in order, or in lines; arranged in order for attack or defense; dressed; adorned by dress; impaneled, as a jury; enveloped.
ARRA'YER, noun One who arrays. In English history, an officer who had a commission of array, to put soldiers of a country in a condition for military service.
ARRA'YING, participle present tense Setting in order; putting on splendid raiment; impaneling.