Definition for AR-REST'

AR-REST', v.t. [Fr. arrêter, for arrester; Sp. arrestar; It. arrestare; L. resto, to stop; W. araws, arosi, to stay, wait, dwell; Eng. to rest. See Rest.]

  1. To obstruct; to stop; to check or hinder motion; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
  2. To take, seize, or apprehend by virtue of a warrant from authority; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
  3. To seize and fix; as, to arrest the eyes, or attention. The appearance of such a person in the world, and at such a period, ought to arrest the consideration of every thinking mind. – Buckminster.
  4. To hinder, or restrain; as, to arrest the course of justice.

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