verb (used with object)
Origin of arrest
Synonyms for arrest
Examples from the Web for unarrested
Historical Examples of unarrested
It had stretched where it would, ungoverned, unhampered, unarrested.
The subsequent progress of unarrested mercurial stomatitis is that of ulcerous stomatitis.
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.