verb (used with object)
- arrest of judgment,
Origin of arrest
Examples from the Web for arrestment
Arrestment on arrestment follows quick, continual; "The guillotine goes not ill."The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
The first of these is the bill which he introduced last session with the object of limiting the arrestment of wages.Western Worthies|J. Stephen Jeans
Arrestment on arrestment falls quick, continual; followed by death.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
No passage Spainward from the Thames; well if arrestment do not suddenly come from the Thames!The Life of John Sterling|Thomas Carlyle
If these be passed, it usually spreads up the leg to just below the knee before signs of arrestment appear.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
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.