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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun arrest has 2 senses

Verb arrest has 4 senses


arrestv. t. [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arrêter, fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re + stare to stand. See Rest remainder.].
  •  To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor could her virtues the relentless hand
    Of Death arrest.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.  [1913 Webster]
    " After this word Shakespeare uses of (“I arrest thee of high treason”) or on; the modern usage is for."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention.  Buckminster.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate.  [1913 Webster]
    "We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop; apprehend; seize; lay hold of.
arrestv. i. 
     To tarry; to rest.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
arrestn. [OE. arest, arrest, OF. arest, F. arrêt, fr. arester. See Arrest, v. t., Arrt.].
  •  The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development.  [1913 Webster]
    "As the arrest of the air showeth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The taking or apprehending of a person by authority of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate, or warrant.  [1913 Webster]
    " An arrest may be made by seizing or touching the body; but it is sufficient in the party be within the power of the officer and submit to the arrest. In Admiralty law, and in old English practice, the term is applied to the seizure of property."  [1913 Webster]
    "William . . . ordered him to be put under arrest."  [1913 Webster]
    "[Our brother Norway] sends out arrests
    On Fortinbras; which he, in brief, obeys.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any seizure by power, physical or moral.  [1913 Webster]
    "The sad stories of fire from heaven, the burning of his sheep, etc., . . . were sad arrests to his troubled spirit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse; -- also named rat-tails.  White.  [1913 Webster]
Arrest of judgment (Law), the staying or stopping of a judgment, after verdict, for legal cause. The motion for this purpose is called a motion in arrest of judgment.


arrest, v. & n.
1 a seize (a person) and take into custody, esp. by legal authority. b seize (a ship) by legal authority.
2 stop or check (esp. a process or moving thing).
3 a attract (a person's attention). b attract the attention of (a person).
1 the act of arresting or being arrested, esp. the legal seizure of a person.
2 a stoppage or check (cardiac arrest).

arrest of judgement Law the staying of proceedings, notwithstanding a verdict, on the grounds of a material irregularity in the course of the trial.
arrestingly adv.
ME f. OF arester ult. f. L restare remain, stop



v.t. Formally to detain one accused of unusualness.

God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.
_The Unauthorized Version_



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N restraint, hindrance, coercion, cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression, discipline, control, confinement, durance, duress, imprisonment, incarceration, coarctation, entombment, mancipation, durance vile, limbo, captivity, blockade, arrest, arrestation, custody, keep, care, charge, ward, restringency, curb, lettres de cachet, limitation, restriction, protection, monopoly, prohibition, prisoner, repressionist, restrained, constrained, imprisoned, pent up, jammed in, wedged in, under lock and key, under restraint, under hatches, in swaddling clothes, on parole, in custody, doing time, cohibitive, coactive, stiff, restringent, strait-laced, hidebound, barkbound, ice bound, wind bound, weather bound, cabined cribbed confined, in Lob's pound, laid by the heels.

VB restrain, check, put under restraint, lay under restraint, enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall, restrict, debar, constrain, coerce, curb, control, hold back, hold from, hold in, hold in check, hold within bounds, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep within bounds, hold in leash, hold in leading strings, withhold, keep under, repress, suppress, smother, pull in, rein in, hold, hold fast, keep a tight hand on, prohibit, inhibit, cohibit, enchain, fasten, fetter, shackle, entrammel, bridle, muzzle, hopple, gag, pinion, manacle, handcuff, tie one's hands, hobble, bind hand and foot, swathe, swaddle, pin down, tether, picket, tie down, tie up, secure, forge fetters, disable, hamstring (incapacitate), confine, shut up, shut in, clap up, lock up, box up, mew up, bottle up, cork up, seal up, button up, hem in, bolt in, wall in, rail in, impound, pen, coop, inclose, cage, incage, encage, close the door upon, cloister, imprison, immure, incarcerate, entomb, clap under hatches, lay under hatches, put in irons, put in a strait-waistcoat, throw into prison, cast into prison, put into bilboes, arrest, take up, take charge of, take into custody, take prisoner, take captive, make prisoner, make captive, captivate, lead captive, lead into captivity, send to prison, commit to prison, commit, give in charge, give in custody, subjugate.


VB cease, discontinue, desist, stay, halt, break off, leave off, hold, stop, pull up, stop short, stick, hang fire, halt, pause, rest, burn out, blow out, melt down, have done with, give over, surcease, shut up shop, give up, hold one's hand, stay one's hand, rest on one's oars repose on one's laurels, come to a stand, come to a standstill, come to a deadlock, come to a full stop, arrive, go out, die away, wear away, wear off, pass away, be at an end, disintegrate, self-destruct, intromit, interrupt, suspend, interpel, intermit, remit, put an end to, put a stop to, put a period to, derail, turn off, switch off, power down, deactivate, disconnect, bring to a stand, bring to a standstill, stop, cut short, arrest, stem the tide, stem the torrent, pull the check-string, pull the plug on, Int, hold!, stop!, enough!, avast!, have done!, a truce to!, soft!, leave off!, tenez!.


N lawsuit, suit, action, cause, litigation, suit in law, dispute, citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment, accusation, presentment, true bill, indictment, apprehension, arrest, committal, imprisonment, writ, summons, subpoena, latitat, nisi prius, venire, venire facias pleadings, declaration, bill, claim, proces verbal, bill of right, information, corpus delicti, affidavit, state of facts, answer, reply, replication, plea, demurrer, rebutter, rejoinder, surrebutter, surrejoinder, suitor, party to a suit, plaintiff, defendant, litigant, hearing, trial, verdict, appeal, appeal motion, writ of error, certiorari, case, decision, precedent, decided case, reports (legal reference works, see reference books), litigious, qui tam, coram judice, sub judice, pendente lite, adhuc sub judice lis est, accedas ad curiam, transeat in exemplum.

VB go to law, appeal to the law, bring to justice, bring to trial, bring to the bar, put on trial, pull up, accuse, prefer a claim, file a claim, take the law of, inform against, serve with a writ, cite, apprehend, arraign, sue, prosecute, bring an action against, indict, impeach, attach, distrain, commit, arrest, summon, summons, give in charge, empanel a jury, implead, join issue, close the pleadings, set down for hearing, try, hear a cause, sit in judgment, adjudicate.

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