• Mr Punch under arrest
    Mr Punch under arrest
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Arrestment A stoppage or check.
    • Arrestment (Scots Law) The arrest of a person, or the seizure of his effects; esp., a process by which money or movables in the possession of a third party are attached.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Arrest of Broussel——352 Arrest of Broussel——352
Arrest of Eunus Arrest of Eunus

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1984, 13,126 people were arrested in Federal drug cases.
    • n arrestment The act of arresting or stopping; obstruction; stoppage.
    • n arrestment In Scots law: A process by which a creditor may attach money or movable property which a third person holds for behoof of his debtor. It bears a general resemblance to foreign attachment by the custom of London. See attachment. The arrest or detention of a criminal till he finds caution or surety to stand trial, or the securing of a debtor until he pays the debt or gives security for its payment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Peter Batten was a deserter from the British Army at the time of the creation of the film. In the final weeks of production, he was arrested for desertion, and Paul Angelis had to finish voicing the part of George.
    • n Arrestment (law) detention of a person arrested till liberated on bail, or by security:
    • n Arrestment (Scots law) the process which prohibits a debtor from making payment to his creditor until another debt due to the person making use of the arrestment by such creditor is paid
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  • Stephen B. Leacock
    “Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.”
  • John Berryman
    John Berryman
    “Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”
  • Thomas Wolfe
    “A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    “A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. arrestement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. arester—L. ad, to, restāre, to stand still.


In literature:

Relays of charcoal poultices are then applied until the spread of the disease is arrested.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
They were arrested at their tables, while performing their duties, were corralled and now were off to prison.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
Excess of joy or grief effectually retard or even arrest its flow.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
He has been threatened with arrest by the cowards who are at the present moment in charge of the Government.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Yesterday, according to one of these yarns, four nuns arriving at the Gare du Midi were followed for some time and finally arrested.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
Beard," said Britz, when he had finished questioning the servants, "I shall not arrest you for the present.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
And, consequently, Malicorne hid himself so clumsily that he was the only one arrested.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
He had asked General Scott, half in jest, if he would dare to arrest a Senator of the United States for treason.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Criminal history is uncertain; according to his statements he was arrested but once before, for fighting.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
It appears General Ambert was arrested yesterday.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère

In poetry:

The flying hour none can arrest,
Nor yet recall one moment past,
And what more dread must seem
Is, that to-morrow's not your own,
Then haste! and ere your life has flown
The subtle hours redeem.
"Verses Sent To A Lady On Her Birthday" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Then the stream glided by her, or playfully boil'd
O'er its rock-bed unceasing, and still it goes free;
But her infant life was arrested, unsoil'd
As the dew-drop when shook by the wing of the bee.
"The Banks Of Wye - Book IV" by Robert Bloomfield
And as for the statues, they are very grand-
They cannot be surpassed in any foreign land;
And the scenery is attractive and fascinating to the eye,
And arrests the attention of tourists as they pass by.
"Beautiful Edinburgh" by William Topaz McGonagall
And as for Nelson's Monument that stands in Trafalgar Square,
It is a most stately monument I most solemnly declare,
And towering defiantly very high,
Which arrests strangers' attention while passing by.
"Descriptive Jottings of London" by William Topaz McGonagall
With the strong arm of faith, thy Redeemer arrest,
Lay hold of him firmly, if thou wou'dst be blest,
Nor quit the close gripe, 'till at last thou hast gain'd
The grace to be sav'd, and his favour obtain'd.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Often it brings them staring
Through glass in the rich part of town,
Where the forms of humanized wax
Are arrested in midstride
With their heads turned, and dressed
By force. This is ordinary, and has come
"Bums On Waking" by James Dickey

In news:

About 120,000 Albanians have been dismissed from jobs in state-run plants in the last five years, the monitors say, and Albanians have been subject to arbitrary arrests, beatings and shakedowns.
A man wanted for stealing an airplane from the American Falls airport in 2007 was arrested Sunday in Fairfield, Montana by the Teton County, Montana Sheriff's offfice.
Suspect arrested near US Capitol.
Bonneville County Deputies Arrest A Utah Man In Ammon .
The investigation revealed that 127 Custom and Border Protection employees have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges since 2004.
Johnson, Prince George's County executive, is arrested.
Johnson, Prince George's County's executive, was arrested Nov 12 as federal investigators executed search warrants at the County Administration Building.
Suppose someone goes into a convenience store and steals something and then gets arrested.
Three men face disorderly conduct and other charges after their arrests Saturday night, which officials are linking to a series of anarchist -related events -- including an annual book fair – held in lower Manhattan this weekend.
Anglo Irish Bank's ex-CEO arrested for fraud.
Rhode Island State Police have arrested and charged a third suspect in connection with the theft of more than $1,500 worth of Alex and Ani bracelets.
Blind Chinese activist escapes house arrest.
HAMPTON — Marcus Vick has not turned himself into authorities nearly two weeks after a judge issued an arrest warrant for his absence in court, based on Hampton arrests records.
In our archives, we discovered we covered one of his arrests for an alleged home improvement scam in 1994 and for multiple arrests in the years that followed.
(El Centro man arrested following search)….The arrest was made Wednesday morning.

In science:

Depending on the numeric values of Vqpk , the Φq (t) either decay to zero or arrest at finite values.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
For T < Tc , the density correlations arrest at a finite Debye-Waller factor Φq (t → ∞) = fq (T ), as expected for a glass.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
Similarly to the case of coherent MI4 , the instability is arrested in the limit of τNL → ∞, in contrast to the case of incoherent MI, where τNL → ∞ (more precisely, τNL ≫ than the coherence time of the incident beam) is an explicit assumption of the theoretical models5,6,9 .
Instability of speckle patterns in random media with noninstantaneous Kerr nonlinearity
Moreover, simulating altogether distinct classes of systems such as those of itinerant particles in a gauge potential still remains open and this will be especially arresting if the particles themselves can be created by a purely optical means.
Fractional Quantum Hall State in Coupled Cavities
Dijkstra, Jamming of polydisperse hard spheres: The effect of kinetic arrest, Europhys.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings