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Definition of arrest
arrestMalicious Ma*li"cious, a. [Of. malicius, F. malicieux, fr. L.
malitiosus. See Malice.]
1. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or
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. --
Arrest Ar*rest", v. i.
To tarry; to rest. [Obs.] --Spenser.
ArrestArrest 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
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,
William . . . ordered him to be put under arrest.
[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. ArrestArrest 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
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.
Syn: To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop;
apprehend; seize; lay hold of.
Meaning of arrest from wikipedia
- An arrest
is the act of apprehending
or control), usually because
has been suspected
- Cardiac arrest
is a sudden
loss of blood
from the failure
of the heart
to pump effectively. It is a rapidly fatal medical emergency
- In justice
and law, house arrest
home confinement, home detention, or, in modern
monitoring) is a measure
- An arrest warrant
is a warrant issued
by a judge
of the state, which authorizes
of an individual, or...
- A citizen's arrest
is an arrest
made by a private citizen
– that is, a person
who is not acting
as a sworn
law-enforcement official. In common
- The arrest
was a pivotal event
in Christianity recorded
in the canonical
gospels. Jesus, a preacher
whom Christians believe
to be the Son of God...
- Respiratory arrest
(cessation of breathing) or respiratory dysfunction severe enough
it will not sustain
the body (such as agonal
- Arbitrary arrest
and arbitrary detention
are the arrest
of an individual
in a case in which there
is no likelihood
- Arrested Development
is an American television sitcom created
by Mitc**** Hurwitz, which originally aired
on Fox for three seasons
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of arrest under
or any person arrest
of the peace arrest
powers. Originally, powers
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