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  • noun Plural form of arrestment.

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Examples

  • Patriot Municipality despatches official Narrative and tidings to Paris; orders numerous or innumerable arrestments for inquest and perquisition.

    The French Revolution

  • Committee, of Twelve chosen Patriots, sits in every Township of France; examining the Suspect, seeking arms, making domiciliary visits and arrestments; -- caring, generally, that the Republic suffer no detriment.

    The French Revolution

  • Whose example, may it not deter other rash Justices; and so this word of the Thirty arrestments continue a word merely?

    The French Revolution

  • What with the arrestments on this night of the Twenty-ninth, what with those that have gone on more or less, day and night, ever since the

    The French Revolution

  • Rabaut and they therefore sit, intent; examining witnesses; launching arrestments; looking out into a waste dim sea of troubles. -- the womb of Formula, or perhaps her grave!

    The French Revolution

  • I was every day and every hour assailed with accusations of deeds of which I was wholly ignorant; of acts of cruelty, injustice, defamation, and deceit; of pieces of business which I could not be made to comprehend; with lawsuits, details, arrestments of judgment, and a thousand interminable quibbles from the mouth of my loquacious and conceited attorney.

    The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

  • 'And now, though you have given a tolerable breviate of this great lawsuit, of whilk everybody has heard something that has walked the boards in the Outer House (here's to ye again, by way of interim decreet) yet ye have omitted to speak a word of the arrestments.'

    Redgauntlet

  • ‘And now, though you have given a tolerable breviate of this great lawsuit, of whilk everybody has heard something that has walked the boards in the Outer House (here’s to ye again, by way of interim decreet) yet ye have omitted to speak a word of the arrestments.’

    Redgauntlet

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