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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  arrested 
  adj  :  having  development  checked  or  reversed;  "arrested 
  tuberculosis"  [syn:  {in  remission}] 




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