- 1Seize (someone) by legal authority and take them into custody: the police arrested him for possession of marijuana two youths aged 16 were arrestedMore example sentences
- Convicted in a U.S. court of drug possession and conspiracy, he appealed on the grounds that the United States did not have the authority to arrest him.
- Given the factual circumstances, Mr Maguire's submission that the respondents acted unlawfully in arresting him for breach of the peace is not accepted.
- This week, they impounded an east European ship, arresting its 22-man crew, 18 of whom were Russians.
- 1.1Seize and detain (a ship) by legal authority: they arrested a vessel with a ton of salmon on boardMore example sentences
- Disappointed with the dilatory tactics of the cocoa firms, he even suggested sending a man-of-war to arrest a slave ship.
- Without the signed Yacht Salvage Contract, the salvor is free to arrest your boat and file suit in federal court.
- Nor has it commenced legal proceedings in England to secure its underlying claim by arresting a ship here or to enforce the arbitration award.
- 2Stop or check (progress or a process): the spread of the disease can be arrestedMore example sentences
- This addresses only 50 per cent of the problem, it will arrest the disease process and possibly repair some damage.
- As yet there is no proven means of arresting the disease's progress, let alone curing it.
- Many natural and chemical agents have been employed with the aim of halting or blocking angiogenesis, in an attempt to arrest malignant growth, development and metastasis.
- 3Attract the attention of (someone): the church’s stillness arrested herMore example sentences
- A sculpture put up in the middle of the hall arrests your attention as you enter.
- The children performed skits during rush hours at the concourse of the eastern entry of the railway station arresting the attention of the travelling public and visitors.
- There was a week left in the season, and football is arresting the city's attention in the way Richardson always wished it would.
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- 1 [mass noun] The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody: I have a warrant for your arrest they placed her under arrest [count noun]: at least 69 arrests were madeMore 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.
- 2A stoppage or sudden cessation of motion: a respiratory arrestMore example sentences
stoppage, halt, interruption
- The sudden arrest of his motion, the abrasion of one of his hands on the gravel, restored him, and he wept with delight.
- I also cracked my skull and had cardiac and respiratory arrests.
- The mum-of-two suffered a respiratory arrest three weeks ago from a chest infection.
arrest of judgement
- Law The suspension of proceedings in a criminal trial between the verdict and the sentence on the grounds of a material irregularity in the course of the trial.More example sentences
- Probably the court had so much difficulty reaching a decision about the arrest of judgment because Curll's counsel could cite compelling precedent.
- A spurious time-line emerges, according to which the guilty verdict, the motion for arrest of judgment, and the discussion of the motion all occurred in November 1725.
- It may, in a proper case, lay the foundation of a motion for a new trial, but not in arrest of judgment.
late Middle English: from Old French arester, based on Latin ad- 'at, to' + restare 'remain, stop'.