Definitions

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  • n. arrest

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Arrest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of arresting; an arrest or seizure.

Etymologies

French arrestation, Latin arrestatio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • J'ai demandé son arrestation, et Robespierre, qui parle sans cesse de justice et de vertu, est le seul qui l'ait empêche d'être arrêté.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • With the arrestation of 11 boys with an age between 15 and 18 the police thinks to have finished much vadalism in Moergestel.

    11 youths arrested for vadalism.

  • In the apartment of this man, Schedoni had accidentally seen a formula of arrestation against a person suspected of Heresy, the view of which had not only suggested to him the plan he had since adopted, but had in some degree assisted him to carry it into effect.

    The Italian

  • The motive for his arrestation was concealed from Schedoni, who had not the remotest suspicion of its nature, but attributed the arrest, to a discovery, which the tribunal had made of his being the accuser of Vivaldi.

    The Italian

  • “The order for my arrestation informed me.” replied

    The Italian

  • The kind of parchment, the impression of the seal, the particular form of words, the private signals, understood only by the initiated — all announced this to be a true instrument of arrestation from the Holy Office.

    The Italian

  • To procure the arrestation of Vivaldi, it had been only necessary to send a written accusation, without a name, to the Holy

    The Italian

  • Pedagogically speaking, the pursuit of a careful literary history offers not a confident narrative (others will do that) but an experience of limited satisfaction and frequent arrestation in saying things about the past and, now more than ever, a continual and always (by definition) unsatisfactory speculation about the origins and implications of acts of mind in the present.

    Is Literary History the History of Everything? The Case for 'Antiquarian' History

  • They had no mandamus to do that, but the pretext was the arrestation of

    The Insurrection in Paris

  • Pour le cas ou il n'aurait pas encore ete mis en liberte, je vous saurais gre de me faire connaitre les raisons de cette arrestation, et de me donner le moyen de communiquer aussitot avec lui, pour pourvoir eventuellement lui fournir toute protection dont il pourrait avoir besoin.

    In the Claws of the German Eagle

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