Arrearage to Arrowy

(Ar*rear"age) n. [F. arrérage, fr. arrière, OF. arere. See Arrear.] That which remains unpaid and overdue, after payment of a part; arrears.

The old arrearages . . . being defrayed.

(Ar*rect" Ar*rect"ed), a. [L. arrectus, p. p. of arrigere to raise, erect; ad + regere to lead straight, to direct.]

1. Lifted up; raised; erect.

2. Attentive, as a person listening. [Obs.]

God speaks not the idle and unconcerned hearer, but to the vigilant and arrect.

(Ar*rect"), v. t.

1. To direct. [Obs.]

My supplication to you I arrect.

2. [See Aret.] To impute. [Obs.] Sir T. More.

(Ar*rect"a*ry) n. [L. arrectarius, fr. arrigere o set up.] An upright beam. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

(Ar`re*not"o*kous) a. [Gr. bearing males; a male + a bringing forth.] (Zoöl.) Producing males from unfertilized eggs, as certain wasps and bees.

(Ar`ren*ta"tion) [Cf. F. arrenter to give or take as rent. See Arendator.] (O. Eng. Law) A letting or renting, esp. a license to inclose land in a forest with a low hedge and a ditch, under a yearly rent.

(Ar*rep"tion) n. [L. arripere, arreptum, to seize, snatch; ad + rapere to snatch. See Rapacious.] The act of taking away. [Obs.] "This arreption was sudden." Bp. Hall.

(Ar`rep*ti"tious) a. [L. arreptitius.] Snatched away; seized or possessed, as a demoniac; raving; mad; crack- brained. [Obs.]

Odd, arreptitious, frantic extravagances.

(Ar*rest") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrested; p. pr. & vb. n. Arresting.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arrêter, fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re + stare to stand. See Rest remainder.]

1. To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.

Nor could her virtues the relentless hand
Of Death arrest.

2. (Law) To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.

After this word Shakespeare uses of ("I arrest thee of high treason") or on; the modern usage is for.

3. To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention. Buckminster.

4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate. [Obs.]

We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies.
Jer. Taylor.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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