Arrest

Arrest: Meaning ‘to stop’ or ‘to detain in relation to the law’.

The word ‘arrest’ reached English in the late 1400s, coming from the French (as legal words often do) word ‘arester’ which meant the same thing. It’s original root, is the Latin word ‘arrestare’ with the ‘ar’ part meaning ‘to’ and the ‘restare’ part meaning ‘stop’ which actually has its roots in the PIE word ‘sta’ meaning ‘stand’.

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