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.
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.
Pharaoh arrayed Joseph with fine linen. Gen.41.
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.