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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Malicious  \Ma*li"cious\,  a.  [Of.  malicius  F.  malicieux  fr  L. 
  malitiosus  See  {Malice}.] 
  1.  Indulging  or  exercising  malice;  harboring  ill  will  or 
  enmity. 
 
  I  grant  him  bloody,  .  .  .  Sudden,  malicious, 
  smacking  of  every  sin  That  has  a  name  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Proceeding  from  hatred  or  ill  will  dictated  by  malice; 
  as  a  malicious  report;  malicious  mischief. 
 
  3.  (Law)With  wicked  or  mischievous  intentions  or  motives; 
  wrongful  and  done  intentionally  without  just  cause  or 
  excuse;  as  a  malicious  act 
 
  {Malicious  abandonment},  the  desertion  of  a  wife  or  husband 
  without  just  cause  --Burrill. 
 
  {Malicious  mischief}  (Law),  malicious  injury  to  the  property 
  of  another;  --  an  offense  at  common  law.  --Wharton. 
 
  {Malicious  prosecution}  or  {arrest}  (Law),  a  wanton 
  prosecution  or  arrest,  by  regular  process  in  a  civil  or 
  criminal  proceeding,  without  probable  cause  --Bouvier. 
 
  Syn:  Ill-disposed;  evil-minded;  mischievous;  envious; 
  malevolent;  invidious;  spiteful;  bitter;  malignant; 
  rancorous;  malign.  --  {Ma*li"cious*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Ma*li"cious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arrest  \Ar*rest"\,  v.  i. 
  To  tarry;  to  rest.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arrest  \Ar*rest"\,  n.  [OE.  arest,  arrest,  OF  arest,  F. 
  arr[^e]t,  fr  arester.  See  {Arrest},  v.  t.,  {Arr?t}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  stopping,  or  restraining  from  further  motion, 
  etc.;  stoppage;  hindrance;  restraint;  as  an  arrest  of 
  development. 
 
  As  the  arrest  of  the  air  showeth  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  (Law)  The  taking  or  apprehending  of  a  person  by  authority 
  of  law;  legal  restraint;  custody.  Also  a  decree,  mandate, 
  or  warrant. 
 
  William  .  .  .  ordered  him  to  be  put  under  arrest. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  [Our  brother  Norway]  sends  out  arrests  On 
  Fortinbras  which  he  in  brief,  obeys.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  An  arrest  may  be  made  by  seizing  or  touching  the  body; 
  but  it  is  sufficient  in  the  party  be  within  the  power 
  of  the  officer  and  submit  to  the  arrest.  In  Admiralty 
  law,  and  in  old  English  practice,  the  term  is  applied 
  to  the  seizure  of  property. 
 
  3.  Any  seizure  by  power,  physical  or  moral. 
 
  The  sad  stories  of  fire  from  heaven,  the  burning  of 
  his  sheep,  etc.,  .  .  .  were  sad  arrests  to  his 
  troubled  spirit.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  4.  (Far.)  A  scurfiness  of  the  back  part  of  the  hind  leg  of  a 
  horse;  --  also  named  rat-tails.  --White. 
 
  {Arrest  of  judgment}  (Law),  the  staying  or  stopping  of  a 
  judgment,  after  verdict,  for  legal  cause  The  motion  for 
  this  purpose  is  called  a  motion  in  arrest  of  judgment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arrest  \Ar*rest"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Arrested};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Arresting}.]  [OE.  aresten  OF  arester,  F.  arr[^e]ter, 
  fr  LL  arrestare  L.  ad  +  restare  to  remain,  stop;  re  + 
  stare  to  stand  See  {Rest}  remainder.] 
  1.  To  stop;  to  check  or  hinder  the  motion  or  action  of  as 
  to  arrest  the  current  of  a  river;  to  arrest  the  senses 
 
  Nor  could  her  virtues  the  relentless  hand  Of  Death 
  arrest.  --Philips. 
 
  2.  (Law)  To  take  seize,  or  apprehend  by  authority  of  law; 
  as  to  arrest  one  for  debt,  or  for  a  crime. 
 
  Note:  After  this  word  Shakespeare  uses  of  (``I  arrest  thee  of 
  high  treason'')  or  on  the  modern  usage  is  for 
 
  3.  To  seize  on  and  fix;  to  hold  to  catch;  as  to  arrest  the 
  eyes  or  attention.  --Buckminster. 
 
  4.  To  rest  or  fasten;  to  fix;  to  concentrate.  [Obs.] 
 
  We  may  arrest  our  thoughts  upon  the  divine  mercies. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  To  obstruct;  delay;  detain;  check;  hinder;  stop; 
  apprehend;  seize;  lay  hold  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arrest 
  n  1:  the  act  of  apprehending  (especially  apprehending  a 
  criminal);  "the  policeman  on  the  beat  got  credit  for  the 
  collar"  [syn:  {apprehension},  {catch},  {collar},  {pinch}, 
  {taking  into  custody}] 
  2:  the  state  of  inactivity  following  an  interruption;  "the 
  negotiations  were  in  arrest";  "held  them  in  check"; 
  "during  the  halt  he  got  some  lunch";  "he  spent  the  entire 
  stay  in  his  room"  [syn:  {check},  {halt},  {hitch},  {stay}, 
  {stop},  {stoppage}] 
  3:  the  act  of  stopping  (usually  stopping  motion);  "the  heart 
  was  in  arrest";  "war  caused  a  check  in  the  company's 
  growth";  "the  momentary  stay  enabled  him  to  escape  the 
  blow"  [syn:  {check},  {stay}] 
  v  1:  take  into  custody,  as  of  suspected  criminals,  by  the  police 
  [syn:  {collar},  {nail},  {apprehend},  {pick  up},  {nab},  {cop}] 
  2:  hold  back  as  of  a  danger  or  an  enemy;  check  the  expansion 
  or  influence  of  "Arrest  the  downward  trend";  "Check  the 
  growth  of  communism  in  SE  Asia";  "Contain  the  rebel 
  movement"  [syn:  {check},  {turn  back},  {stop},  {contain},  {hold 
  back}] 
  3:  attract  and  fix;  "His  look  caught  her";  "She  caught  his 
  eye";  "Catch  the  attention  of  the  waiter"  [syn:  {catch},  {get}] 
  4:  cause  to  stop;  "Halt  the  engines";  "Arrest  the  progress"; 
  "halt  the  presses"  [syn:  {halt},  {hold}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ARREST,  v.t.  Formally  to  detain  one  accused  of  unusualness. 
 
  God  made  the  world  in  six  days  and  was  arrested  on  the  seventh 
  _The  Unauthorized  Version_ 
 
 




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