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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