verb (used with object)
- arrest of judgment,
Origin of arrest
Examples from the Web for arrested
Asia Bibi, as she is known, was arrested and sentenced to death.
Chérif was arrested in Paris in January 2005 as he was about to board a plane to Damascus along with a man named Thamer Bouchnak.
When the man threatened to report him for harassment to the NOPD, Farrell arrested him.
Frias—who was arrested in 2013 for interfering with public duties and public intoxication—was not carrying a gun at the time.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.
The arrival of General Washington arrested the disorder, and determined the victory on our side.
While at table Tone was recognized by an old school friend, and was at once arrested and sent prisoner to Dublin.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
It began to happen quite frequently after he was arrested there in connection with some demonstration and handing out of leaflets.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I don't want to be arrested, even if I am innocent, and I certainly don't want the airship to fall into the hands of the police.Tom Swift and his Airship|Victor Appleton
When the three had been arrested she was separated from the other two and sent to Dourdan.Women of Medival France|Pierce Butler
Word Origin for arrest
1610s, past participle adjective from arrest (v.). Arrested development is first recorded 1859 in evolutionary biology.
"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.