Translation of arrest in Spanish:

arrest

Pronunciation: /əˈrest/

noun/nombre

  • detención (feminine), arresto (masculine) to make an arrest hacer* una detención or un arresto to be under arrest estar* detenido or arrestado he's under arrest on a robbery charge ha sido detenido or arrestado acusado de robo you're under arrest queda detenido or arrestado to put o place sb under arrest detener* or arrestar a algn to resist arrest resistirse a la autoridad
    More example sentences
    • In Lindley the defendant had been taken into police custody upon arrest for disorderly behaviour.
    • These are separate categories, but it does not follow that in every case of unlawful arrest by a police officer exemplary damages are appropriate.
    • The internal report will provide valuable ammunition for the Hamiltons who have said they intend to sue Scotland Yard for unlawful arrest and detention.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (detain) detener*, arrestar the arresting officer el oficial de policía que hace ( or hizo etc) la detención or el arresto
  • 3 (hold, detain) [literary/literario] atraer* to arrest sb's attention atraer* la atención de algn

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • sufrir un paro cardíaco

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The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the Guardia Civil.