verb (used with object)
- arrest of judgment,
Origin of arrest
Examples from the Web for arrest
Sullivan has by then moved in to help and he seeks to complete the arrest of the first man.
Those with a slightly sleazier bent have dredged up reports of his weight gain, substance abuse, and arrest.D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For|James Joiner|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still images of each will be released today and a reward will be posted for information leading to their arrest.
Chan still felt that a line had been crossed and he went to arrest the man.
He went so far as to throw an “Activation Party” in their honor just weeks before his September arrest.
At the end of a quarter of an hour of arrest, which had nothing disagreeable in it, he was simply asked to leave.
I can arrest him on suspicion, and won't let him go until I get at the truth.The Opal Serpent|Fergus Hume
But for the first few days after Dalaber's arrest and imprisonment the excitement was too keen to admit of any mediation.For the Faith|Evelyn Everett-Green
Only by the arrest or reversal of selection can a race degenerate—apart from the racial poisons.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
But if she remains here I fear that nothing can save her from the horror of an arrest, even if afterwards we are able to save her.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Word Origin for arrest
"to cause to stop," also "to detain legally," late 14c., from Old French arester "to stay, stop" (Modern French arrêter), from Vulgar Latin *arrestare (source of Italian arrestare, Spanish and Portuguese arrestar), from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + restare "to stop, remain behind, stay back" (see rest (n.2)). Figurative sense of "to catch and hold" (the attention, etc.) is from 1814.
late 14c., from Anglo-French arest, Old French areste, from arester (see arrest (v.)).
see under arrest.