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v. ar·rest·ed, ar·rest·ing, ar·rests
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.
To undergo cardiac arrest: The patient arrested en route to the hospital.
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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(Law) Scots law the seizure of money or property to prevent a debtor paying one creditor in advance of another
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BADIN -- PPP Badin chapter staged protest demonstration and sit in against arrestments of their central leaders, PPP Co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur, MPA.
To date, the AAG system installed at JCTS has conducted more than 2,400 successful dead-load arrestments, with engagement speeds exceeding 155 knots--or more than 178 miles per hour--and at weights of more than 78,000 pounds.
The company said the difficult landing in challenging weather conditions averted a potential disaster, extending EMASMAX safety record to 11 out of 11 successful arrestments.
Finally, to end all escalating attacks against media freedoms in Palestine ,particularly, arrestments and physical harassments that escalated remarkably over the past months, and to hold accountability for all the perpetrators of these violation.
"Customers desiring the aircraft arresting system that provides proven safety records with successful arrestments should ensure that they are purchasing the EMASMAX[R] manufactured only by ESCO.
Karachi -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Thursday condemned recent arrestments of party workers and raids on their houses in Karachi.
Future carrier suitability testing is scheduled for later this summer, including JBD testing with two aircraft, catapult launches and arrestments in preparation for initial ship trials in 2013.
These errors include flight hours, landings, catapults, and arrestments that are documented on end-of-the-month closeouts or when aircraft, engines, and other sub-assemblies are transferred and received.
"The number of arrestments involving advocates over the last couple of months has increased dramatically.
It is up to them to find your bank account to lodge arrestments.
Since first launching and recovering aircraft at-sea July 28, 2017, six days after Ford's commissioning, the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) have successfully executed 747 catapult launches and arrestments of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets.