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ar·rest

 (ə-rĕst′)
v. ar·rest·ed, ar·rest·ing, ar·rests
v.tr.
1. To stop; check: a brake that automatically arrests motion; arrested the growth of the tumor.
2. To seize and hold under the authority of law.
3. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
v.intr.
To undergo cardiac arrest: The patient arrested en route to the hospital.
n.
1.
a. The act of detaining in legal custody: the arrest of a criminal suspect.
b. The state of being so detained: a suspect under arrest.
2. A device for stopping motion, especially of a moving part.
3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped.

[Middle English aresten, from Old French arester, from Vulgar Latin *arrestāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin restāre, to stand still (re-, re- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots).]

ar·rest′a·ble adj.
ar·rest′er, ar·res′tor n.
ar·rest′ment n.
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arrestable

(əˈrɛstəbəl)
adj
1. liable to be arrested
2. (Law) (of an offence) such that an offender may be arrested without a warrant
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Translations

arrestable

[əˈrɛstəbəl] adj [offence] → passible d'arrestation
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arrestable

adj to be an arrestable offence (Brit) or offense (US) → ein Grund zur Festnahme sein
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Any breach of the CPN is an arrestable offence and will see the person charged.
"It is possible these claims are being spread to account for their disappearance as it will make them less arrestable or serve some political purpose."
Making malicious allegations should be an arrestable offence, not a neverending come-on for Welfare bashers.
Christine Jones has made the plea and if a ban can't be implemented she wants police to make the wearing of the masks with the intent of scaring people an "arrestable offence".
It was also agreed in the meeting of the committee of the whole that criminal law be amended to replace cognizable and non-cognizable offense with distinction to between arrestable and non-arrestable.
Brian Gilhooley: "The point is they are known thieves, they cannot give a reason for travelling and have no proof of intending to purchase ie; they are equipped for crime, as known thieves this is an arrestable offence."
Make it an arrestable offence to wear a face mask in public with the intention of concealing identity and breaking the law.
"The warrant related to the investigation of a serious arrestable offence."
When told that the call was being recorded and that he was committing an arrestable offence, Lovelock said that he did not "care a f***".
It is an arrestable offence to enter the field of play and one which could see the offender hit with a heavy fine and even a stadium ban.