arrest of judgment

Legal Definition of arrest of judgment

: a judge's stopping of a judgment because of a defect (as that the acts proven do not constitute a crime) for which the judgment could be reversed

History and Etymology for arrest of judgment

arrest stoppage

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“Arrest of judgment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/arrest%20of%20judgment. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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