arrestation

noun ar·res·ta·tion \ ˌaˌreˈstāshən \

Definition of arrestation

plural -s
: arrest:
a : stopping
  • the sudden arrestation of life under the magic spell
  • —E. V. Lucas
b : apprehension by legal authority
  • the arrestation of the criminal

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Origin and Etymology of arrestation

French, from Middle French arestation, from arester + -ation


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