Definition of arrest:
- A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse; - also named rat- tails.
- Any seizure by power, physical or moral.
- The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development.
- The taking or apprehending of a person by authority of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate, or warrant.
- To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate.
- To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention.
- To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
- To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
- To tarry; to rest.
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- "Black Jack", Max Brand.
- "Eve and David", Honore de Balzac.
- "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.