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arrestment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of arrestment

  1. 1 the act of taking or holding under one's control by authority of law <the arrestment of the bank president for embezzlement was accomplished as quietly as possible> Synonyms apprehension, arrest, bust [slang], collar, pinchRelated Words raid; house arrest; capture, entrapment, seizure; captivity, confinement, detention, enchainment, hold, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms emancipation, liberation, releaseAntonyms discharge

  2. 2 the stopping of a process or activity <the arrestment of all brain activity in the patient> Synonyms arrest, end, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationRelated Words mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms continuance, continuation




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