Ethiopia: Info - Police arrest 116 people in Tigray state verb (used with object) to seize (a person) by legal authority or warrant; take into custody: The police arrested the burglar. to catch and hold; attract and fix; engage: The loud noise arrested our attention. to check the course of; stop; slow down: to arrest progress An arrest is the act of apprehending and taking a person into custody, usually because the person has been suspected of committing a crime. After being taken into custody, the person can be questioned further and/or charged. An arrest is a procedure in a criminal justice system. 1 : the taking or detaining in custody by authority of law The investigation led to his arrest. 2a : the act of stopping. b : the condition of being stopped or inactive — compare cardiac arrest. under arrest. : in legal custody The suspect was placed under arrest.
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