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,
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
(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-
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
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.