Variant of arrest
- to stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
- to seize or take into custody by authority of the law
- to catch and keep (one's attention, sight, etc.)
Origin: Middle English aresten ; from Old French arester ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form arrestare ; from Classical Latin ad-, to plush restare, to stop, rest
- an arresting or being arrested; esp., a taking or being taken into custody by authority of the law
- a thing for checking motion
Origin: ME & OFr arest < the v.
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