verb (used with object)
Origin of arrest
Synonyms for arrest
Examples from the Web for arrestable
Historical Examples of arrestable
The dead was arrestable: a law afterwards set aside, “for death dissolved all things.”Legal Lore
Burgh customs still stand in the peculiar position of being neither adjudgeable nor arrestable; they are therefore bad security.
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.