adjective ar·rect \(ˈ)a¦rekt\

Definition of arrect

  1. 1 :  rigidly erect :  lifted up :  raised a rabbit with ears arrect

  2. 2 :  attentive, alert God speaks … to the vigilant and arrect — George Smalridge

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Origin and Etymology of arrect

Latin arrectus, past participle of arrigere to raise up, from ad- + -rigere (from regere to direct, guide) — more at right

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