Arrest

when someone is held by the police because the police have reason to suspect that that person is about to commit, or is committing or has committed a crime

Arrest

An arrest is the act of depriving a person of his or her liberty usually in relation to the purported investigation or prevention of crime and presenting (the arrestee) to a procedure as part of the criminal justice system. The term is Anglo-Norman in origin and is related to the French word arrêt, meaning `stop`. Arrest, when used in its ordin.....
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arrest

The apprehension of a person suspected of a crime
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arrest

(ә-rest´) sudden cessation or stoppage. epiphyseal arrest premature arrest of the longitudinal growth of bone due to fusion of the epiphysis and diaphysis. maturation arrest interruption of the process of development, as of blood cells, before the fin...
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Arrest

(v) Arrest is the action by which a person is stopped from his normal activities by virtue of a legal authority or sanction, either by detaining him or by stopping his external accesses. By an arrest, a person is deprived of his liberty. So the law contain many provisions like requirement of a warrant, adherence of Miranda rights, arraignment withi...
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arrest

[n] - the state of inactivity following an interruption
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Arrest

• (v. t.) The taking or apprehending of a person by authority of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate, or warrant. • (v. t.) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse; -- also named rat-tails. • (v. t.) To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention. • (v. t.) To rest...
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arrest

verb attract and fix; `His look caught her`; `She caught his eye`; `Catch the attention of the waiter`
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arrest

check noun the state of inactivity following an interruption; `the negotiations were in arrest`; `held them in check`; `during the halt he got some lunch`; `the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow`; `he spent the entire stop in his seat`
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Arrest

Ar·rest' intransitive verb To tarry; to rest. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
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Arrest

Ar·rest' noun [ Middle English arest , arrest , Old French arest , French arrêt , from arester . See Arrest , transitive verb , Arr...t .] 1. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; h...
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Arrest

Ar·rest' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Arrested ; present participle & verbal noun Arresting .] [ Middle English aresten , Old French arester , French arrêter , from Late Latin arrestare ; L...
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arrest

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. 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 arres...
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arrest

Apprehension and detention of a person suspected of a crime. In Britain, an arrest may be made on a magistrate's warrant, but a police constable is empowered to arrest without warrant in all cases...
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arrest

Apprehension and detention of a person suspected of a crime. In Britain, an arrest may be made on a magistrate's warrant, but a police constable is empowered to arrest without warrant in all cases where he or she has reasonable ground for thinking a serious offence has been committed. A private citizen may arrest anyone committing a serious off...
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Arrest

Arrest is American slang for to accuse someone of dressing out of style.
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arrest

arrest, in law, seizure and detention of a person, either to bring him before a court body or official, or to otherwise secure the administration of the law. A person may be arrested for an alleged violation of civil or criminal law. Civil arrest is most often used when one has been guilty of civil ...
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arrest

placing of a person in custody or under restraint, usually for the purpose of compelling obedience to the law. If the arrest occurs in the course of ... [1 related articles]
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arrest

see self-arrest
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Arrest

The official taking of a person to answer criminal charges. This involves at least temporarily denying a person of liberty and may involve the use of force.
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Arrest

To stop; to seize; to deprive one of his liberty by virtue of legal authority.
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arrest

To take into custody by legal authority.
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arrest

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-rest′ Definitions: 1. To stop, check, or restrain. 2. A stoppage; interference with, or checking of the regular course of a disease, a symptom, or the performance of a function. 3. Inhibition of a developmental process, usually at the ultimate stage of development; premature arrest may lead to a congenital abn...
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