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Definition of Arrest


  1. To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
  2. To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
  3. To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention.
  4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate.
  5. To tarry; to rest.
  6. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development.
  7. The taking or apprehending of a person by authority of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate, or warrant.
  8. Any seizure by power, physical or moral.
  9. A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse; -- also named rat-tails.
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Arrest Translations

arrest in Danish is arrestere
arrest in Dutch is aanhouding, arrestatie
arrest in German is Einhalt gebieten, festnehmen, Haft, Festnahme
arrest in Italian is detenzione, arrestare, arresto
arrest in Latin is intertio, capio, prehendo, comprehendo