What does the word arrest mean?

Usage examples for arrest

  1. Countess Ammiani wrote to Laura, telling her she scarcely hoped that Carlo would obtain his liberty save upon the arrest of Angelo:-" Therefore, what I most desire, I dare not pray for!" – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I was sure, from the very whisper in which he had spoken, that the last thing in the world he wanted was to have that agreement made public by my arrest. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  3. I had to see you- I've been three days now- waiting- all the time for them to come and arrest you. – The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole
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